The Arctic Light
The Aurora Borealis
Stunning timelapse photography shot in and around Kirkenes and Øvre Pasvik National Park, the region of Finnmark (Arctic Norway) that borders Russia. Filmed by Terje Sørgjerd of TSO Photography.
Svalbard is an archipelago high within the Arctic Circle. In 1920, a treaty known as the Svalbard Act was signed by several nations recognising Norwegian sovereignty over the islands, and declaring the whole region a demilitarized zone. This is a short film about how Svalbard, over the course of recent history, became increasingly linked to developments in climate science. Much of the footage was shot whilst on residency above the Arctic Circle in 2010.
People of a Feather – trailer
Featuring groundbreaking footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes you through time into the world of Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. Connecting past present and future is a unique cultural relationship with the eider duck.
Living with the Inugguit
In 2010, Dr. Stephen Leonard embarked on a year-long trip to live with the Inugguit of north-west Greenland, the northernmost settled people on Earth. His aim was to record the language, stories and songs of these communities. The traditional life of the community and its future is potentially threatened by a number of factors, one of which is climate change. Dr. Leonard lived as a member of those communities, travelled on hunts, and recorded and filmed as he went. Here he talks about some of his experiences and reflects on a year spent in the midst of a fading culture.