Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Travel & Adventure

The Alaska Series

A series of documentaries that help tell the vast and magnificent story of Alaska, still one of America's greatest natural wonders. Series: 6 programs (30 to 82 minutes).
Also See: USA: Alaska 1, 2, 3 Click for more

Glaciers: Voices From the Ice

Glaciers: Voices From the Ice

"Editor's Choice Award" -Science Books & Films
Gold Medal Winner -IFF of New York

"Recommended. Much like a PBS 'Nature' program, the viewer is presented with beautiful and dramatic cinematography pulled together by an informative narrative. It is evenly paced and a pleasure to watch." -EMRO Review
Associated Article: Baked Alaska -Smithsonian Magazine
This award-winning documentary offers a stunning look at glaciers, which continue to sculpt Alaska's landscape. Our story takes place in the Chugach Mountains of south-central Alaska, where rivers of ice have flowed through many ice ages; the Chugach National Forest today is still under the domination of moving ice. We begin with the explanation of the creation of glaciers, we see how the end of a glacier breaks off and melts, creating a surreal landscape; we explore icy spires and caves; we analyze the movement of a glacier, see the evidence of its movement in the rough edges of rock - ground to a smooth polish; then meet the ice worm, an almost mythical creature that lives between the snow crystals near the surface, emerging into the open air to feed on algae and pollen carried by the wind. We experience the changing of the land, once the ice flow passes over; we discover how the thin veneer of soil starts to create a carpet of nourishment in which plants can flourish. We see animals, such as Dall sheep, trumpeter swans, arctic terns, salmon and grizzly bears; also we discover the remnants of early people are still visible in areas; we follow the history of Russian fur traders, native cultures and prospectors; then we experience the change of seasons and how they impact these evolving rivers of ice. Produced by Trailwood Productions, Inc. 04/12DE IJSCA 30 min. 16:9
Also See: Alaska 1, 2, 3; Alaska

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