This is a clip from our film on Sikkim, " Leave nothing but Footprints". This clip gives you a visual sense of the civic nightmare that parts of Sikkim are becoming and how higher up, local efforts are making a concerted difference. A trekker's delight, this jewel of northeast India could do with a (more) responsible profile of tourists. A model of tourism that follows the triple bottom line: one that contributes to local livelihoods, protects local culture, and the environment.
Sanjay Barnela is a Delhi-based award-winning documentary filmmaker who specializes in conservation and livelihood issues. He is also an avid trekker. More information about his films is available at his website Moving Images.
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