22/10/2009 | by Tom Copsey
Together with Clif Bar and the Teton Gravity Research, the North Face and Protect Our Winters started the project to create a visual piece that would bring the idea of “climate change” to life, giving the term some real-life context and inspiring everyone to get involved.
Available in October, Generations is a short film that discusses climate change through the perspectives of those for whom snowy winters have a deeper personal significance. Going beyond charts and numbers, Generations humanizes the debate on climate change by exploring the fragility of winter and the intrinsic value of snow to people across generations and cultures. The film poignantly captures cultural and personal responses from those to whom mountains and snow represent an irreplaceable way of life, ending with ways for everyone to take part in the solution.
The film will be distributed online, but also premiering at film festivals throughout the winter and made available to all of our supporters to show locally. Keep an eye on our website for details. In the meantime, check out the trailer.
Film participants include: Jeremy Jones, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Seth Morrison, Ingrid Backstrom, Dash Longe, Dr. David Shearer (Climatologist), Ed Stygles (Vermont Farmer), Bill Jenkins (Former Ski Area Owner), Elizabeth Burakowski (Climatologist University of New Hampshire), Randall Osterhuber (Researcher Central Sierra Snow Laboratory), Piere Schropff (Chamonix Mountain Guide) and others.