The IIS Climate Change and Sustainability Working Group invites all staff and students across organisations within the Aga Khan Centre to a special Earth Day (22 April) screening of a documentary called "The Sky is Far; The Earth is Tough: Voices from the Roof of the World", produced by Haya Fatima Iqbal and Basharat Issa. The documentary focuses on climate anxiety due to natural hazards, such as flooding in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. While COP-26 and other similar events globally are focusing on the future of the Earth, many smaller communities are already going through extremely tough times due to climate change. This documentary presents their side of the story, as a starting point for discussions around climate anxiety.
After the screening, there will be a discussion with the producers of the documentary, who will be pleased to respond to any audience questions.
Please note, the screening will be in-person only, while the discussion commencing at 5.30pm will be open to online attendees.
Date: 22 April 2022
Time: 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm GMT
Location: Atrium Conference Room, Aga Khan Centre, London and Online (Zoom)
Eligibility: Registration is not required to attend in-person. Please note the screening is only open to current staff and students based at the Aga Khan Centre.
Haya Fatima Iqbal is an Academy and two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker. She directs, produces, and shoots films across Pakistan. Haya is an Acumen fellow and a Fulbright scholar. She holds a Masters in News & Documentary from New York University. She teaches journalism. She also trains people in storytelling, filmmaking and journalism in Pakistan and abroad. Haya is the Co-Founder of Documentary Association of Pakistan (DAP), an initiative to promote the culture of documentary watching in public spaces all over Pakistan.
Basharat Issa is a GPISH alumni, and holds an MSc in Social Anthropology from LSE. Currently, he is a Lecturer in the School of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences at Habib University Karachi. He is a native of Ghizer. He is a Gilgit-Baltistan oriented social activist and runs a podcast called Sabzbaagh. His research interests include Anthropology and sociology of religion, marginalisation, peripherisation and socioeconomic, political, cultural and religious dynamics of Gilgit-Baltistan.