“Samuel in the Clouds” tells the story of climate change through the eyes Samuel Mendoza, a native Aymara man who lives with his family in El Alto, next to the capital of Bolivia, La Paz.
He is the last employee of Club Andino Boliviano, a ski club on top of the Chacaltaya mountain in the Bolivian Andes. A glacier once covered the mountain, and attracted year-round skiers from around the world.
But the glacier melted in 2009, and the skiers stopped coming. These days Samuel can only maintain an aging ski resort lost to climate change while hoping for the snow to return.
“Samuel in the Clouds” is directed by Pieter van Eecke and produced by Clin d’oeil Films.
The Netherlands Embassy chose to screen “Samuel in the Clouds” because it shows the devastating effects of climate change in human terms.
A discussion with Pieter Van Eecke follows screening.
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