Once a Glacier

In Inupiaq tradition, glaciers carry memories from the past and communicate them in song. The climate crisis has become a terrifying reality that includes seeing the end of glaciers—the end of these sung histories—happen before our eyes. Glacial time, once was slow, is now fast. By telling the story of the life journey of glacier ice along with the life of a girl, the film makes this human-nature timescale tangible and warns the audience that the consequences of climate change are within our lifetimes. "Once a Glacier" shows a gesture of nurturing, and whether the girl’s efforts are successful or not, the work suggests a poignant level of grace and humility for moving forward into the future.

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Credits

Director:

Jiabao Li

Executive Producer:

Jenny Guo

Screenwriter:

Jiabao Li

Editor:

Kirill Klochkov

Production Designer:

Denis Semenov, Jiabao Li

Sound Designer:

Matt McCorkle

Music:

Matt McCorkle

Additional Credits:

VR Artist: Denis Semenov, 3D Artist: Kirill Klochkov, Poet: Joan Naviyuk Kane, Illustration: Boxiang Yu, Grandma Voice-over: Carolyn Nahyoumaurak, Girl Voice-over: Annika Schmidt, Line Producer: Cooper Galvin, Advisor: Julie Decker, Advisor: James Temte

Contact

Distributor:

Jenny Guo
jenny@lumierevr.com

Public Film Contact:

Jiabao Li
UT Austin
stephlijiabao@gmail.com
6174171142

Publicity Contact:

Jiabao Li
stephlijiabao@gmail.com
6174171142

Details

Primary Entry:
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Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Animated, Documentary, Experimental, Fantasy, Interactive

Screening Section:

XR Experience Competition

Screening Category:

XR Experience

Language:

English

Runtime:

10 mins