Attabad Lake: A Tragedy or a Blessing in Disguise?

active landslide
The Centrum Media
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Attabad Lake: A Tragedy or a Blessing in Disguise?

This three-part documentary, Displaced by Disaster, delves into the catastrophic impact of climate change in the northern parts of Pakistan and how increased tourism, deforestation and unplanned urban development is paving the way for disasters like landslides and flash floods in the years to come.

A village turned into a lake, a landslide drowned many villages, a popular tourist site built on the lives of locals; Episode 1 captures the real story behind the Attabad landslide in 2010 which later became a political battle.


Watch Episode 2 here

This three-part documentary was produced with support from Internews' Earth Journalism Network. It was first broadcast by The Centrum Media on March 19, 2023.

Banner image: The active landslide seen here occurred in January 2010 in the Himalayan Mountains of Pakistan. The landslide acted as a natural dam and created a lake behind it, now called Attabad Lake / Credit: Inayat Ali via Flickr.

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