SAMUEL IN THE CLOUDS

SAMUEL IN THE CLOUDS

    Price: $350.00

    Code: 2550
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Pieter Van Eecke
    2016, 70 minutes
    Purchase: $350 | Classroom rental: $125
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    In the mountains of Bolivia, Samuel, an old ski lift operator, looks out his window on the rooftop of the world. All around him, the glaciers are melting. Generations of his family lived and worked atop the sacred Chacaltaya Mountain, operating the world’s highest elevation ski resort. Now, the ancient glacier has disappeared forever.

    As scientists catalog and measure these ominous changes, Samuel is a first-hand witness. He goes about his daily routine, honoring the ancient mountain spirits, while continuing to chase his increasingly absurd fantasy of restoring the ski slopes to their former glory. Even with all of the data they gather, the scientists are even more at a loss than him.

    With its breathtaking cinematography, Samuel in the Clouds offers a heart-breaking, but awe-inspiring perspective on the unprecedented environmental impact of the glacier loss, while also providing an allegory for a humanity struggling to come to terms with our rapidly changing natural world.

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    Festivals & Awards

    WINNER – Gold Hugo, Best Documentary – Chicago International Film Festival
    WINNER - Environmental Award- Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
    WINNER - Best Cinematography - Social Impact Media Awards 2017
    Official Selection - San Francisco Green Film Festival

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