Woman and the Glacier

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Livestream Conversation
Isabella Velicogna, Valeri Vasquez, Erin Pettit, and Alex H. Bush
Recorded Tuesday, November 10, 6 PM PST

Watch a live conversation and Q&A with Isabella Velicogna, professor of earth system sciences at UC Irvine and faculty at NASA/Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Valeri Vasquez, a UC Berkeley PhD candidate studying the use of genetic-based interventions for the control of mosquito-borne diseases; and Erin Pettit, glaciologist at Oregon State University and director of Inspiring Girls Expeditions. Moderated by Alex H. Bush, who holds a PhD in film and media from UC Berkeley. Access is included with rental of the streaming film program.

Observation supersedes explication in Audrius Stonys’s magnificent portrait of Lithuanian scientist Aušra Revutaite, who has spent more than thirty-five years on the Tuyuksu glacier in Kazahkstan studying the effects of climate change. Initially reluctant to be recorded, Revutaite finally agreed to participate in the film after seeing footage of the mountains shot by Stonys and his crew, and the imposing landscape steals the show. Alone in a vast wilderness, Revutaite barely speaks in the film; instead, this portrait of patience, persistence, and solitude allows us to share her view. 

Kate MacKay
FILM DETAILS 
Cinematographer
  • Audrius Kemezys
Language
  • Lithuanian
  • Russian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W/Color
  • Digital streaming
  • 56 mins
Source
  • Grasshopper Film