Season 3
Mount Kenya Melts

Mount Kenya is a sacred place for the Kikuyus who live below its southern and western slopes. The people are agriculturalists, who make use of the highly fertile volcanic soil. They also believe that Mount Kenya is God’s resting place. This is a story about their worries as the rivers turn into dry furrows and climate change impacts the once mighty glaciers. The film also answers the most troubling question: “could this be the last generation to climb this age-old ice?” The answer comes from glaciologists who compare photos of the Lewis Glacier today with with those from a 1912 British expedition to Mt. Kenya.

A Film By: Marete Selvin