Welsh language film gives a glimpse of Greenland’s disappearing ice at GwyddonLe

A film entitled ‘GLIMPSE: Greenland's disappearing ice’ will be premiered for the first time through the medium of Welsh on Friday 8 June 2012 at 3pm in the GwyddonLe pavilion on the Urdd Eisteddfod maes.

GreenlandIce2 The film documentary follows a team of Swansea University glaciologists on adventurous field research to investigate how and why Greenland’s ice is changing. The film has been entirely shot, edited, and produced by Swansea Glaciology Group researchers, in collaboration with 196 Productions.

Among the film’s highlights are a dramatic time-lapse footage of a huge iceberg calving event, a wild storm amongst the icebergs, a close encounter with a polar bear not forgetting the stunning landscapes, mountains and glaciers of Greenland’s remote fjords.

At the end of the film, there will be an opportunity to talk to scientist who star in the film and have a first-hand view of science in action.

GreenlandIce3 The fieldwork in Greenland forms part of the Leverhulme Trust-funded Greenland Ice Margin Prediction, Stability and Evolution (GLIMPSE) project, headed by Professor Tavi Murray of Swansea University’s College of Science.

Professor Murray said: “We are extremely pleased that the film is available through the medium of Welsh and I sincerely hope that visitors to the Urdd Eisteddfod maes flock to GwyddonLe on Friday afternoon. Greenland is an inspiring place to do science and this film is a wonderful way for us to show people what it’s really like to live and work in Greenland, as well as how the ice sheet is changing. And of course, the changes that happen in Greenland affect us all.”

The film has been supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Pathways to Impact initiative, and a Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering Studentship from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Watch a trailer of the 'GLIMPSE: Greenland's disappearing ice' film in Welsh here.