Title: Pastures for the future
Total running time: 9:07 minutes
Shot on location in Josholu, Kyrgyzstan.
Being no more capable to reach distant summer grasslands like in Soviet times, and without a system to organize distribution and access to pastures, lands located around villages are rapidly degrading under the pressure of overgrazing, to the point that land slides have occurred. Researchers of the United Nations University, in collaboration with Kyrgyz experts and officials, are working to reverse this trend trough the establishment of sustainable land management practices that contribute to improving the livelihoods and economic well-being of the inhabitants of the High Pamir and Pamir Alai Mountains, utilizing the region’s ecosystem resources to meet their livelihood needs while pre-serving its unique landscape and globally important biodiversity.
Featuring: Nevelina Pachova, Orunbek Kolanov, Kyzgaldak Esenkulov, Jengishbek Esenkulov, Bakygul Makaeva.
Director/Producer/Camera/Editor: Luis Patron
Local coordinator: Maksat Anarbaev
Sound recordist: Steve Yasui
Graphics and color grading: David Jimenez
Narrated by: Simon Loveday
Sound Mixer: Tfer Newsome
Music by: Tengir Too, Rysbek Jumabaev, Kengegul Kubatova, Toktobek Asanaliev and Baktubek Chytyrbaev
Special thanks to ...
Developed and produced for United Nations University (UNU) by UNU Media Studio in association & the UNU - Institute for Environment and Human Security in association with the project on Sustainable Land Management in the High-Pamir and Pamir-Alai Mountains (PALM).
For more information visit: UNU Our World 2.0 ourworld.unu.edu, PALM http://ehs.unu.edu/palm/
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*About this Project*
The United Nations University together with the project on Sustainable Land Management in the High-Pamir and Pamir-Alai Mountains, collaborated as partners in the coordination, production and dissemination of 2 short videos dealing with Central Asian issues on land degradation and sustainable land management.
*About the filmmaker*
Luis Patron - Director/Producer/Camera/Editor
Luis Patron is a Japan based independent documentary filmmaker, producer, HD cinematographer and editor. He teams up with talented local professionals in Japan and around the world to craft factual films for cinema and television.
United Nations University Media Studio
The UNU Media Studio was established in March 2003 and works in collaboration with a global network of partners to develop and share open educational resources. Through a small team based in Tokyo, the UNU promotes innovation in the building of interactive content and video documentaries that engage, entertain and educate. The core creative team is comprised of specialists in web and graphic design, documentary and multimedia production, as well as educational technology and instructional design. In developing projects, this team collaborates with subject matter experts from within the UNU, from other UN bodies and from partner universities. The UNU Media Studio also collaborates with independent professionals in the area of documentary production, web application development, web design and instructional design.
United Nations Institute for Environment and Human Security
UNU-EHS addresses the risk and vulnerability aspects of human security and the consequences of complex environmental hazards for sustainable development. The work of UNU-EHS helps to improve the in-depth understanding of the cause effect relationships to find ways to reduce risks and vulnerabilities. The Institute supports policymakers and decision makers with evidence-based research and information
Project on Sustainable Land Management in the High-Pamir and Pamir-Alai Mountains (PALM).
PALM is an integrated transboundary initiative of the governments of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It aims to address the interlinked problems of land degradation and poverty within one of Central Asia’s crucial fresh water sources and biodiversity hotspots. The project is executed by the Committee on Environment Protection in Tajikistan and National Center for Mountain Regions Development in Kyrgyzstan with financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and other donors. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the GEF Implementing Agency for the project, and the United Nations University (UNU) is the International Executing Agency. The overall goal of the project is to restore, sustain, and enhance, the productive and protective functions of the transboundary ecosystems of the High Pamir and Pamir-Alai Mountains, of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, so as to improve the social and economic well-being of the rural communities and households utilizing the region's ecosystem resources to meet their livelihood needs, while preserving its unique landscape and globally important biodiversity.
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