Director: Matthias von Gunten
Nominated for the Viktor Award at the 2014 Munich International Documentary Festival and for 2015 Swiss Film Prizes for Best Cinematography and Best Documentary
This is the story of two disparate peoples who are facing the same looming crisis: climate change. When the ice melts in Greenland’s Thule, Tuvalu in the South Pacific drowns in the ocean. In this beautifully photographed film, Director von Gunter presents a fascinating portrait of the lives of those who are directly affected by the melting ice in the north and the simultaneous rise of sea levels in the south.
Like their ancestors, the residents of Thule — the northernmost point on Earth — spend most of the year at temperatures up to 40° below zero in clothes made of hide, feeding their families by hunting with dog-drawn sleds. The island dwellers of Tuvalu live on narrow coral reefs in the Pacific and, like many generations before them, nourish themselves with fish, coconut, and vegetables they cultivate. ThuleTuvalu examines their shared fate as they face an unknown future.
Released in 2014
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