WOMAN AND THE GLACIER

A film by Audrius Stonys
2016, 56 minutes
No. 077
Documentary


WOMAN AND THE GLACIER

$375.00
Description
For more than 35 years, scientist Aušra Revutaite has lived alone atop the Tuyuksu glacier studying the effects of climate change. This remarkable documentary, pulsing with an otherworldly beauty, captures her everyday life and work.

Straddling the borders between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the autonomous Chinese region of Xinjiang, the monumental Tuyuksu Glacier in the Tian Shan mountain range stands over 11,000 feet above sea level. It’s here that Revutaite arrived many decades ago on a scientific mission to understand and document the consequences of global warming -- and felt compelled to stay. Revutaite turned an old Soviet-era research station into a home and continues to live and work there to this day.

Employing magnificent, often dream-like shots of the surrounding landscape – melting ice flows, underground streams, winding caves, rock-strewn mountaintops – as well as archival footage from previous scientific expeditions in the region, Woman and the Glacier is a marvelous portrait of a scientific life, lived in solitude, at the top of the world.

Festivals
Official Selection, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam