[maxgallery name=”san-francisco-ocean-film-festival-2015″]Two opposite worlds, one common plight. With the onslaught of climate change, pockets of humanity are struggling to preserve their way of life. In the icy Arctic world of Thule (Qaanaaq), Rasmus Avike and his dog sled team fight against the melting ice as they hunt for sea lions and narwhals. That same melting ice is rising the ocean around Tuvalu, a tropical island nation in the Pacific slowly drowning from the effects of sea level rise. Patrick Malaki, an inhabitant of Tuvalu, builds a fishing boat for his son knowing it may never get used as the shores submerge the only land he knows as home. These stories, described in the movie ThuleTuvalu, raise awareness and give a human perspective to the effects of global warming. Director Matthias von Gunten chose these communities for their deep connections with nature and sensitivity to even the slightest changes in world temperatures.
The film was screened by the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival last Sunday at Fort Mason’s Cowell Theater. The festival ran from February 27th to March 2nd.