06th - 11th October 2016
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A dark cloud on top of the world

Saturday 06th October 2012 from 13h30 to 15h00
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Directed by
Agnès Moreau
Written by
Agnès Moreau
Produced by
Le Miroir, Arte, IRD, CNRC, ICIMOD

Documentary, France, 2012, 52 min

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes PrizeWill be screened again : Sunday 07th October 2012 from 14h00 to 15h30

“The air of the Himalayas is just as polluted as that of European cities” This was the shocking headline in October 2008 which first informed the public of the scientific findings of atmospheric measurements taken at over 5,000m altitude, at the foot of the Everest. The roof of the world was no longer the pure haven that is so often imagined! After the discovery of an enormous cloud of pollution over the Indian Ocean, for the first time a Franco-Italian team revealed surprising levels of soot particle concentration in an area as unspoilt as the highest Himalayan summits. Clouds know no borders... but science is on their trail.


Debate with :

  • Agnès Moreau, director
  • Gabriel Chabanier, Le Miroir
  • Olivia Aubriot, Agro-ethnologist, research associate at the CNRS

Know more

  • The film will also be screened on Sunday 7 October at 2 p.m. at the Grand Amphithéâtre of the Museum.
  • The film can be bought or rent on Arte's website.