We are all familiar with the effects of climate change, but there’s a fair chance you’ve never seen it quite so brought to life as in Falling Mountains.
Katie Moore filmed around Chamonix and portrays all kinds of eye-watering consequences for the local community, economy and wildlife. The melting ice is causing rockfalls, lifts and mountain huts are no longer safe, and age-old climbing routes are becoming impossible. The filmaker is accompanied by ecologists, an experienced guide and an ultrarunner to identify some of the trends. Whilst climbers are enjoying longer seasons and mountain goats and chamois are able to graze at higher altitudes, the local tourism-based community is wondering how it can adapt to these rapid changes. The remarkable time-lapse images are particularly insightful.
We will screen this film in one block together with Black Ice on Saturday and with the Porter on Sunday.