April 27th, 2011
Join TLCV Education Fund in Austin at 6:30 PM on May 17th at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar for a special early screening of Himalayan Meltdown, a new documentary by award-winning Austin filmmaker Pat Fries and produced in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme.Click here to view the trailer.
The people of Asia face an uncertain future. Climate change is melting the Himalayan Mountains‘ great glaciers. 40% of the world’s fresh water supply is disappearing. Catastrophic flooding and unpredictable weather patterns downstream threaten entire villages. But from Nepal to the Tibetan Plateau…from Bhutan to India and the Bay of Bengal, the Asian people are answering the call, harnessing determination, spirituality, and science to adapt and survive in the face of a Himalayan meltdown…
Tickets begin at $12; all proceeds will go to TLCVEF. Make an additional contribution along with your ticket purchase to be entered in a post-film drawing for an REI daypack, courtesy of Austin-based retailer Whole Earth Provision Company.
Just across South Lamar, the Gibson Bar is offering all night drink specials for our attendees after the screening, and you’ll take home a give away bag that includes a Whole Earth gift certificate and more.
Special thanks to Arrowhead Films, Patagonia, Whole Earth Provision Company, Capitol Area Asian American Democrats, Environmental Defense Fund, Rockin’ Green LLC, and The Gibson for their help in making this event possible.