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86 Centimeters86 Centimeters
An excavation workforce in Bhutan tries to lower the water level of glacial lake to avoid catastrophe.

86 Centimeters (Peter Jan van der Burgh and Tshering Gyeltshen, Bhutan & The Netherlands, 2012; 39 min.) Set in Bhutan, one of the hotspots of environmental preservation, 86 Centimetres shows men pitted against the might of nature. It wrestles with a potential natural disaster lurking in the rugged mountains of a tiny kingdom largely unheard-of to the rest of the world. The main character is Tashi, a young farmer from Paro who decided to join the excavation workforce to lower the water level at the glacial lake and save his family from a disaster. 86 Centimetres follows Tashi from the day he leaves for Lake Thorthormi till his reunion, three months later, with his family