Mettler joins us to discuss his evocative films, which use the imagistic quality of cinema to express metaphysical concerns.
The End of Time
Picture of Light
Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands
Shot primarily from a helicopter, Petropolis offers an unparalleled view of the scope—and environmental impact—of the mining of Canada’s tar sands, the world’s largest industrial, capital, and energy project. With Mettler’s Balifilm.
Mettler’s meditation on time and perception is “immersive and hypnotic . . . a ravishingly beautiful experience (Hollywood Reporter).
New Digital Restoration
Mettler’s remarkable documentary about the Northern Lights is his most fully realized cinematic expression of his quest for a spiritual synthesis of “self and surround.”
This quietly provocative consideration of the mechanized sublime follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he travels through China and Bangladesh recording large-scale industrial incursions into the landscape. Peter Mettler served as cinematographer and creative collaborator.