Uphill Struggle Where Families and Mountains Meet (2002)

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The last of four programmes which examine some of the problems mountain dwellers face, as their way of life, and the ecosystems that sustain them, come under serious threat. Provides an intimate portrait of three families living in mountainous areas of the former Soviet republics of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, where economic collapse and the withdrawal of food and fuel subsidies has led to extreme hardship. The once thickly forested hillsides have been stripped bare for fuel. Shows how aid from the Aga Khan Foundation is getting through in the form of soil conserving farming methods and rural hydro schemes.

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