WOMAN AND THE GLACIER

56 min. 2016, Lithuania, Estonia, recorded in Tjan Shan mountains

Directed by Audrius Stonys


The Lithuanian scientist Aušra Revutaitė has spent 30 years in the Tian Shan mountain range in Central Asia, straddling the borders between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the autonomous Chinese region of Xinjiang. Some 3,500 meters above sea level, she studies climate change on the Tuyuksu Glacier at an old Soviet-era research station. She loves the solitude and silence that her painstaking work brings her. Magnificent shots of her surroundings and everyday work are interspersed with archive footage of the people who preceded her by a century.




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Autor Audrius Stonys

Leedulanna Aušra on omatahtsi valinud üksinduse ja laulatanud end ürgse loodusega. Vapper naine elab 3500 meetri kõrgusel Tjan-Šani mäestikus, kus laiub tohutu Tuiksu liustik. Globaalne kliima soojenemine sulatab halastamatult liustiku jääd, paljastab eelajaloolisi kivimikihte. Väike inimene püüab kaduvlühikese elu jooksul looduse igavikulisi protsesse dokumenteerida. Aušra on pühendunud teadlane. Tema salasoov on majesteetlike ja maaliliste Tjan-Šani mägede embuses oma elu viimase leheküljeni vastu pidada.