I am sure you have been able to tell by now that here in the yurt we are very concerned about Climate Change. The hubby is very involved in a group in Missoula to
agitate lobby for efforts to combat it. It’s an issue that is not going away and only going to get worse unless we all work together.
Antarctica Ice and Snow is a new documentary from Luc Jacquet, the director of March of the Penguins. It shows a stirring portrait of French glaciologist Claude Lorius whose groundbreaking research in Antarctica gave us the first clear evidence of man-made global climate change.
About the Film:
From Oscar® -winning director Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) comes a stirring portrait of French glaciologist Claude Lorius whose groundbreaking research in Antarctica gave us the first clear evidence of man-made global climate change. Lorius discovered his destiny as a college student when he joined an expedition to Antarctica in 1955; land essentially untouched by scientific experiment. He would go on to participate in twenty-two expeditions during his long career, facing unforgiving conditions and brutal personal challenges that were rewarded with an amazing discovery: using ice cores thousands of meters deep, tiny air bubbles suspended in the ice reveal the composition of the planet’s atmosphere over nearly a million years. Through remarkable archival footage and stunning drone cinematography, Antarctica: Ice and Sky is an epic tale where science and adventure meet, equal parts contemplative memoir and an ardent call to action.
About the Director:
Luc Jacquet is a French film director and screenwriter. He wrote and directed March of the Penguins (2005), the Oscar-winning documentary that charts the journey of the emperor penguins in the South Pole. Jacquet followed March of the Penguins with The Fox & the Child (2007), a part-nature documentary part-fairy tale about a young girl and her unlikely friendship with a fox. In 2013, Jacquet wrote and directed Once Upon A Forest (2013), an immersive journey to the top of the tropical rainforest canopy, the world’s “green lung.” Shot in an untouched region of the Peruvian Amazon and in Gabon, the film uses spectacular animation and draws on extensive research, leading viewers into the depths of the tropical jungle and into the heart of life on earth.
About Claude Lorius:
Shortly after graduating in physics from the University of Besançon, Claude Lorius answered a classified ad looking for young students to participate in campaigns for the International Geophysical Year. From 1955 onward, Lorius participated in twenty-two polar expeditions, and was awarded with the Blue Planet Prize in 2008.
Please watch the trailer:
Be sure to return over the weekend when I will have an interview from the director, Luc Jacquet provided by Music Box Films!
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