Welcome to the third instalment of Geocinema! The focus this week is on climate change and how it impacts on local communities. Sit back, relax and make sure you’ve got a big bucket of popcorn on the go, as this post features a selection of short documentaries as well as trailers of feature length films.
Documenting the effects of the warming conditions on the surface of our planet is the primary focus of many researchers but understanding how these changes directly affect communities is just as important. The two are intrinsically linked and the films this week highlight just to what extent this is true.
In this feature film, a global community of researchers, from the University of Oxford and the Victoria University of Wellington, race to understand the science behind global warming and our planet’s changing climate.
Find detailed information of the project here.
High Mountain Glacial Watershed Program
How are communities in mountainous regions affected by significant watershed? In the film, scientist try to find a way to better manage these events.
The wisdom to Survive
What are the challenges of adapting to an ever changing climate? The film explores how we can adjusts to living in the wake of this significant challenge through talking to leaders in the realms of science, economics and spirituality.
Humans have depended on supplies of water since the dawn of mankind. Ever changing weather patterns means supplies of water are shifting and communities are having to relocate to access fresh provisions. Glacial Balance takes us on a journey from Colombia to Argentina, getting to know those who are affected by melting glacial reserves in the Andes.
Enjoyed the series so far? There are more films you can catch up on here and here.
We will explore further facets of our ever changing planet in the next instalment of GeoCinema, stay tuned to the blog for more posts!
Thin Ice: Keith Suez, http://thiniceclimate.org/
High Mountain Glacial Watershed Program : Daniel Byers, http://skyshipfilms.com/videos
The Wisdom to Survive: Gwendolyn Alston, http://vimeo.com/77314166
Glacial Balance: Ethan Steinman, http://www.glacialbalance.com/