TIME OF THE GLACIER

TIME OF THE GLACIER FILM

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2.35:1, HD Three channel installation 37min  2015.

You can see an Excerpt HERE! 

Known as the Third Pole the Tibetan Plateau plays a crucial role in global climate and the Asian watercycle. Rising temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau has resulted in rapid glacial retreat and desertification as the permafrost melts and the fragile grass lands deteriorate. As the water tower of Asia dries up hydropolitical tension is increasing in Asia and the plateaus influence on the formation of high pressure systems in Eurasia is felt as far away as Europe where summer heat waves have broken all records.

Time Of The Glacier depicts the high altitude plains, geological formations and glaciers, inhabitants and manmade topographies of the Tibetan Plateau documenting development, pollution, desertification and glacial retreat. Working with the region’s cultural archaeology the film intertwines the ecological and cultural significance of the Plateau, a place revered as the symbolic threshold of human exploration, spirituality and as a crucial climatic component in global warming.