2016 /

Women and the Glacier

56 min.  –  Documentary  –  56 min., DCP  –  2016 ,   Ūkų studija Vesilind (Estija)
Director : Audrius Stonys
Screenplay : Audrius Stonys
Cinematographer : Audrius Kemežys, Mindaugas Survila
Music : Robert Jürjendal
Sound director : Seppo Vanhatalo
Editing director : Mirjam Jegorov
Producer : Radvilė Šumilė, Riho Vastrik

In the Tian Shan above the city of Almaty, four thousand meters high, there lies the enormous Tuiksu glacier. Like a huge beast it breathes, approaches and retreats again.

Global warming is ruthlessly melting the glacial ice, exposing prehistoric rock layers, while another hard winter of the mountains covers them with ice and snow again.

Every motion, crack, change in ice temperature, chemical composition and colour of the glacier is closely monitored. Throughout the days and seasons, the only woman who has been living next to the huge frozen glacier for many years, in a wooden cabin high in the mountains, performs these measurements and sends them to the monitoring center in Almaty. This woman is Aušra Revutaitė.

 

Festivals - IDFA, Competition for Mid-Length Documentary, 2016.