PHEFF: Program 13
QUEEN WITHOUT LAND
Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Philadelphia Film Center | Main Stage
General Admission $12, Child $5, and Students* $5
*Because student ID is required, student tickets may only be purchased in-person.
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QUEEN WITHOUT LAND
ASGEIR HELGESTAD | NORWAY | 2018 | 70 MIN | G
A true story of the meeting between Frost, a beautiful polar bear mother, and a Norwegian wildlife filmmaker over four years. Rising temperatures are responsible for dramatic changes in Frost’s ecosystem as the ice in Svalbard, Norway, 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 a joyous and lively scene of ice algae, fish, birds, and animals. But alongside these seasonal transformations, the disappearing sea challenges Frost’s survival.
This film explores the question “can we afford to ignore this planet that is home to us all?”
SHORTS INCLUDED IN PROGRAM 13
EVERY NINE MINUTES
DJ O’NEIL & OLIVER HAMILTON | USA | 2018 | 4 MIN
Every nine minutes, the weight of a blue whale (300,000 pounds) in plastic makes its way into our oceans. To call attention to this, the Monterey Bay Aquarium built a life-sized replica of a blue whale made of single use, locally sourced plastic trash, the largest sculpture of its kind ever built.
ADAM CROCKETT | UK | 2018 | 5 MIN
Made entirely by printing onto ice, this film explores recently leaked documents that helped to uncover a dangerous campaign of deception.
ZHIVAR FARAJZADEH | IRAN | 2018 | 5 MIN
Serok is an Iranian boy who helps his father as a shepherd in the summer.
DERRICK POTTLE, KEEPER OF THE FLAME
JASON VAN BRUGGEN | CANADA | 2018 | 7 MIN
An Inuit hunter and elder from Nuntsiavut, Labrador, examines how climate change is severely impacting the social fabric and livelihoods of Arctic communities, including shortening the hunting season.