Landslides are a cunning disaster form.
They mostly nibble and therefore their impact is not openly evident and it is often under-valued by governments and disaster management professionals alike.
Landslides are also very localized so one hill maybe totally stable and its people ignorant of the devastation being caused by landslides on an adjacent hill or mountain.
Add to this the fact that remote mountain communities seldom speak out and suffer in silence.
In an effort to raise awareness about this disaster form, SaveTheHills along with Junkeri Studio (Kalimpong) has produced two documentaries on the impact of the landslide at Pathing, a village about which we have blogged a few days earlier.
The links are placed below:
- Gaguney Landslide (Part I) : Pathing (South Sikkim, India), a village on the edge
- Gaguney landslide (Part II) : Pathing (South Sikkim, India), a village on the move
STH would like to thank the people of Pathing village and Yangyang and also all those who helped us make these documentaries.
Darjeeling - Sikkim Himalaya