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Burning Ice - The Film

Category: Latest News Posted: 26 April 2010

Disko Bay expedition

80 minute film directed by Peter Gilbert

Featuring artists and musicians including Jarvis Cocker, Ryuichi Sakomoto, Laurie Anderson, Martha Wainwright, Robyn Hitchcock, Leslie Feist, KT Tunstall, Lemn Sissay and Marcus Brigstocke.

In 2009 we produced our second film, Burning Ice which was broadcast on Sundance Channel in the USA on 25th May 2010.

Burning Ice is the new feature length film produced by Cape Farewell in partnership with Cactus 3 in New York. The film was commissioned by Sundance Television and was broadcast on Sundance Channel in the USA on 25th May 2010, with numerous repeats.

Directed by Chicago based Peter Gilbert (Hoop Dreams and At the Death House Door), Burning Ice documents the Cape Farewell expedition to Disko Bay in 2008 which included the musicians Laurie Anderson, KT Tunstall, Jarvis Cocker, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Robyn  Hitchcock, Leslie Feist, Martha Wainwright, Shlomo, Comedian Marcus Brigstocke, Artists Chris Wainwright, David Buckland, Sophie Calle, architect Sunand Prasad among the forty five artists and scientists who joined this extraordinary expedition.

Peter Gilbert's film follows the artists and scientists as they tackle a collective response to climate change in the High Arctic and their subsequent performances at Latitude Festival and recording new material.

Burning Ice's Producer and Director of Cape Farewell David Buckland stresses the cultural responsibility of climate change and how the music and art can inspire new and original thinking and involvement in tackling climate and help vision a new cultural future.
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