Siachen: A War for Ice

Siachen: A War for Ice

This film is about a war that not even the most cynical among the strategists could have imagined! We see 20 years of conflict simply to maintain sovereignty over a few hundred square kilometres of ice and rock lost somewhere in the middle of the Himalaya

Description

The history and day-to-day life of the soldiers involved the world’s highest, less known and most absurd war. This conflict began 20 years ago, in 1984, and was a battle for the control over the Siachen glacier (5000-7500 m, i.e. 16,400-24,600 ft) located at the extreme northern edge of the Indian-Pakistan border.

This film is about a war that not even the most cynical among the strategists could have imagined! We see 20 years of conflict simply to maintain sovereignty over a few hundred square kilometres of ice and rock lost somewhere in the middle of the Himalaya.

There are few photographs of this war and, up until now, no camera had ever filmed its location or its ill-fated actors on either opposing sides. In 2004, for the first time, a filming crew was allowed to film the advanced posts of both armies. This documentary hopes to bring forth a powerful message of peace and to expose the futility of arguments advanced by belligerent countries when it comes to justifying war.

About the Film

Release Date
2017
Duration
1:22
Genres
Mountaineering
Featuring
Director
Fulvio Mariani and Mario Casella
Producers
Fulvio Mariani and Mario Casella
Download Filesize
SD (16:9)
Siachen: A War for Ice

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