WATCH: The Beauty of a Glacier In Action

Joining #DCEFFinBoston tomorrow night? Check out this jaw-dropping video by science journalist Ari Daniel.

Ever seen what a glacier looks like up close? Then here’s your chance to meet Helheim, a glacier in Greenland of exquisite beauty at every scale.

With aerial footage from a drone and imaging captured by a laser scanner, this NOVA video shows how the glacier moves 3ft per hour, creating “pinnacles of ice and great yawning crevasses” that could easily fit several school busses.

The short clip offers the perfect curtain-raiser for #DCEFFinBoston tomorrow night. The historic On Tour event will take place from Wednesday, September 28 to Thursday, September 29 at Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as a part of HUBweek, an annual festival at the intersection of art, technology and science. As a HUBweek collaborator, DCEFF will be hosting the Boston premieres of four exceptional science films, including Women and Water, tomorrow at 6pm, and Antarctica: Ice and Sky at 8:15pm.

Each screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers, scientists and experts.


Antarctica: Ice and Sky, by Academy Award-winning director Luc Jacquet, journeys to the South Pole with Claude Lorius, who brought about a sweeping change in our vision of the world when he first discovered the effects of climate change there in the 1950s. At 82, Lorius returns there one last time to look back on six decades of research and adventure. Jacquet (March of the Penguins) captures his experience in all its grandeur, bringing both the frozen majesty of the Antarctic ice fields and the human tenacity of Lorius himself.

After the screening, attendees will have a chance to participate in a post-screening discussion with Lorius’ colleague, Dr. Paul Andrew Mayewski, Director of the Climate Change Institute and Distinguished Professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine; and Gavin A. Schmidt, climatologist, climate modeler and Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The Q&A will be moderated by science reporter Ari Daniel, who produced, narrated, and co-filmed the NOVA web video.

Take a look at his jaw-dropping work, then join #DCEFFinBoston tomorrow for a night of science-driven cinema and thought-provoking conversation not-to-be-missed!


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