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Monsoon

The monsoon is a dramatic natural spectacle. In India, it’s seen by many as the life-blood of the country.

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Trailer: Monsoon

Filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson followed the monsoon rains from the shores of the Indian Ocean to the foothills of the Himalayas. On the way, he talks to meteorologists, farmers, fishermen, scientists, artists and ordinary people about the meaning and symbolism of the monsoon.

Every year towards the end of May, the winds in India change direction, sucking moist air from over the ocean and depositing it inland as torrential rainfall. The beginning of the monsoon rains marks the end of the dry season. About 75 percent of the annual precipitation in India falls between June and September, and millions of people still get most of their fresh water from the monsoon rains. And every year as the first thunderstorms cloud the horizon, people give voice to the same fears: if the rain is too strong, it will sweep away houses and people and destroy crops; but if it rains too little, the fields won’t get enough water, crops will fail and food prices will skyrocket. The monsoon has been a source of hope or despair in India for millennia, something that unites all peoples on the subcontinent, regardless of their religious, cultural, social and geographical differences. A film that explores the social, cultural and scientific aspects of one of the world‘s most impressive natural spectacles.

 

Broadcasting Hours:

Part 1:

DW (English)

WED 23.05.2018 – 19:15 UTC
THU 24.05.2018 – 01:15 UTC
THU 24.05.2018 – 15:15 UTC
FRI  25.05.2018 – 05:15 UTC
SAT 02.06.2018 – 03:15 UTC
SAT 02.06.2018 – 18:15 UTC
TUE 05.06.2018 – 09:15 UTC

Cape Town UTC +2 | Delhi UTC +5,5 | Hong Kong UTC +8
San Francisco UTC -7 | Edmonton UTC -6 | New York UTC -4
Lagos UTC +1 | Cape Town UTC +2 | Nairobi UTC +3 
London UTC +1 | Berlin UTC +2 | Moscow UTC +3

DW (Deutsch+)

THU 24.05.2018 – 09:15 UTC
SUN 27.05.2018 – 07:15 UTC

Vancouver UTC -7 | New York UTC -4 | Sao Paulo UTC -3

 

Part 2:

DW (English)

WED 30.05.2018 – 19:15 UTC
THU 31.05.2018 – 01:15 UTC
THU 31.05.2018 – 15:15 UTC
FRI 01.06.2018 – 05:15 UTC
SAT 09.06.2018 – 03:15 UTC
SAT 09.06.2018 – 18:15 UTC
TUE 12.06.2018 – 09:15 UTC

Cape Town UTC +2 | Delhi UTC +5,5 | Hong Kong UTC +8
San Francisco UTC -7 | Edmonton UTC -6 | New York UTC -4
Lagos UTC +1 | Cape Town UTC +2 | Nairobi UTC +3 
London UTC +1 | Berlin UTC +2 | Moscow UTC +3


DW (Deutsch+)

THU 31.05.2018 – 09:15 UTC
SUN 03.06.2018 – 07:15 UTC

Vancouver UTC -7 | New York UTC -4 | Sao Paulo UTC -3

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