FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2017
Contact: Castle Mountain Coalition [email protected]
Between Earth and Sky
A documentary with roots in Palmer
Glenn Massay Theater, September 30, at 7:30 p.m.
Between Earth and Sky is a ground-breaking documentary filmed here in Alaska. Produced by Dr. David Weindorf of Texas Tech University and directed by three-time Emmy Award winner, Paul Allen Hunton, it’s the first of its kind to explore the warming of arctic soil on global climate change. It will have its Alaska premier this month.
Featuring interviews with some of the world’s leading scientists and footage of the day-to-day struggle of native Alaskans living on the front lines of global warming, Between Earth and Sky shows the calamity of climate change that has started in Alaska but will soon engulf the globe.
The film sheds a spotlight on the Alaskan island of Shishmaref, home to the Inupiaq people for thousands of years. As the effects of global warming— decreasing sea ice and increasing coastal storms—are felt, the people of Shishmaref are faced with a disappearing island, a 200 million-dollar price tag to move their people, and an untold cost on their culture and future.
Prominent soil scientists Dr. Chien-Lu Ping, of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and Palmer’s Mark Clark and Lorene Lynn are at the core of this film. Their research, which spans over 35 years, underscores the local and global significance of melting permafrost and release of carbon from arctic soils into the atmosphere. As Mark Clark says, “The north is the world’s thermostat.” What happens here affects us all.
Dr. Katherine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist well-known for engaging faith communities, is also featured. She was named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people and together with her husband authored “A climate for change: global warming for faith-based decisions”.
Castle Mountain Coalition is hosting a FREE showing of “Between Earth and Sky” at the Glenn Massay Theater, located on the Mat-Su College Campus in Palmer, on September 30th at 7:30 pm. Immediately following the film is a Q&A with executive producer, Dr. David Weindorf, as well as Mark Clark and Lorene Lynn. Visit www.castlemountain.org for more information. To view trailers, learn more about the film, or find other film screenings, visit www.betweenearthandskymovie.com #IamBetweenEarthAndSky