'Between Earth and Sky' documentary releases final film trailer
Between Earth and Sky, a collaborative film effort featuring CASNR's Associate Dean for Research DavidWeindorf, has released its third and final film trailer on www.betweenearthandskymovie.com. The film, which tells the story of global climate change by shining a light on arctic soils and ecosystems, and the livelihood of Alaskan-Americans, is among the first to explore global climate change through the lens of soil science.
"This film began as a way to document the 33 years of soil science work in Alaska by recently-retired University of Alaska Fairbanks professor Dr. Chien-Lu Ping," said Weindorf, who also serves as the film's executive producer. "It has evolved into a feature-length film that presents findings from numerous UAF researchers, top scientists and every-day people who simplify the link between climate dynamics and soil science through their personal experiences and knowledge."
Katharine Hayhoe, an associate professor in Tech's Department of Political Science and Director of the university's Climate Science Center, is included in the film. "We as humans have never conducted an experiment with this planet, like we are with climate change," Hayhoe said.
Between Earth and Sky will present an array of findings, but the film's final trailer specifically highlights the influence of climate change on Alaskan culture. The film is an effort between the BL Allen Endowment in Pedology in Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science, Soil Science Society of America, Texas Tech Public Media, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas Tech University, and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.
"Beyond the science, audiences will see how climate change is impacting Native Alaskans in remote coastal villages," said Paul Hunton, director of both the film and Texas Tech Public Television.
Production of the film is complete. The film will also be offered to multiple media platforms, including PBS stations across the country in 2017.
"We have the technology today, to know exactly what we are doing to the planet; people everywhere are going to be mesmerized by the undeniable research presented in this film, and the perspective of those living on the last frontier," said Weindorf.
Reporting by Stefanie McLeese
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