We have the pleasure of inviting you to a meeting within the 7th “Curious about the World” Culture and Travel Festival:
Katarzyna and Andrzej Mazurkiewicz: Kashmir – in Search of Himalayan Paradise
October 21st, 2017, 2 PM
Forum Cinema, 5 Legionowa Street
tickets: 10 PLN, available at the Forum Cinema’s box office and on bilety.bok.bialystok.pl
Kashmir is a large Himalayan valley on the border of India and Pakistan. The travellers exploring the Indian Himalayas for years will talk about captivating landscapes, everyday life and difficult history of Indian Kashmir. Because of its beauty, Kashmir is often compared to paradise. But life is not easy there. The partition of Kashmir between India and Pakistan in 1947, three Indian-Pakistani wars in Kashmir, the demarcation line and separatist movements make the political situation there not always stable.
Katarzyna and Andrzej Mazurkiewicz
Trekking guides, photographers, and authors of books about the Himalayas. The passion of hiking has become their way of life. In 1988 they travelled to the Indian and Nepali Himalayas for the first time. In the following years they visited Siberia, Russian Far East, Mongolia, Central Asia, Iran, Pakistan, Tibet, Turkey, Georgia, as well as Venezuela and Tanzania. They are especially willing to return to the Indian Himalayas. They are fascinated by the ethnic diversity and hospitality of the people living there. They are also the organizers of the Terra festival.