ICELAND RISING | COMING 2017 FROM NOR'EASTER FILMS
Iceland is rising.
Not metaphorically, literally.
As the planet warms and melts the island nation's glaciers, the land actually rises from the decreased pressure. The process is called post-glacial rebound. While this process may seem remote and confined to places with a considerable ice sheet, its impacts are far reaching. Post-glacial rebound produces measurable effects on vertical and horizontal crustal motion, global sea levels, the planet's gravity field, rotational motion, and state of stress that increases the frequency and strength of earthquakes. Iceland Rising is equals parts travel documentary, climbing expedition, and environmental investigation. From the high peaks of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York, to the remote glacier fields of Southern Iceland, the planet is changing. Iceland Rising seeks to draw parallels between two vastly differently places on the same warming planet.
"I want to see these places before they're gone. I want to document them so I can prove they existed to my daughter, to future generations. The stark and beautiful Icelandic landscape has fascinated me for some time. Iceland Rising is an adventure years in the making. I love nothing more than the intersection of science and art. " -John Bulmer, Director, Nor'easter Films
Watch this space for production updates, news, and dispatches from Iceland. Production begins November 8th, 2016.
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