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Ancient Futures: Learning From Ladakh

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Perched in the Himalayas on the edge of the Tibetan plateau, Ladakh has one of the harshest climates on earth. For over 1,000 years, Ladakhis have managed to survive and prosper by husbanding resources and by protecting their land from overuse. But for 20 years, Ladakh’s culture and environment have been systematically eroded in the pursuit of Western-style progress. What is happening in Ladakh, claims John Page, is a
microcosm of social and environmental breakdown in the West. It challenges assumptions about the nature and value of progress.

Duration: 60 Minutes
Formats available : DVD