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QUEEN WITHOUT LAND

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QUEEN WITHOUT LAND

Directed by Asgeri Helgestad

Norway, 1 hr 10 mins, US West Coast premiere

This is a true story about the meeting between Frost, a beautiful polar bear mother, and Asgeir Helgestad, a Norwegian wildlife filmmaker, during his four-year journey on Svalbard. Rising temperatures, are responsible for dramatic changes in Frost’s ecosystem as the ice is melting at record speed. From complete darkness to the absolute light of the midnight sun, Svalbard transforms from a cold and inhospitable place to the most joyous and lively scenery for ice algae, fish, birds and animals. But alongside these seasonal transformations, the disappearing sea ice forces life to new limits. Fjords that were once full of ice and seals, get abandoned pushing Frost further away. Asgeir is determined to find her and document all that is being lost, but his task is far from easy. This film explores the question “this planet is home to all of us, can we afford to ignore it?”

Screening with:

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GAJA BORNEO

Directed by Shervin Hess

Borneo & US, 5 mins

Inspired by real events, the story of human-elephant conflict comes to life in a stop motion world made out of recycled paper.

Film Co-Producer in attendance

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Special guests: Northwest VEG and Fur Free PDX


Earlier Event: September 29
THE WILD