Sunday, July 4, 2010
New Video by Nisar Ahmed on Hunza
new video by a local director provides both a historical perspective, spectacular scenary about the valley, a documentary of its people, and a political perspective on the situation of the humanitarian crisis. The people are long-lived, and have a nearly 90% literacy rate. I had not realized that the people noticed cracks in the ground in 2002, the government had apparently declared a red zone, but done nothing to enforce it. More than 25,000 people have been displaced since January 4. The lake is currently about 27 km long, inflow about equals outflow during this high season of the melting and runoff. I highly recommend this video for witnessing the courage of an incredible people in the face of an ongoing natural disaster and humanitarian crisis.
Posted by Susan W. Kieffer at 1:20 PM