“Queen Without Land” a Norwegian Documentary
December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pmFree
This is the true story of the meeting between Frost, a beautiful polar bear mother, and Asgeir Helgestad, a Norwegian wildlife filmmaker. It is a four-year journey in Svalbard. Rising temperatures are responsible for dramatic changes in Frost’s ecosystem as the ice is melting at record speed. From complete darkness to the absolute light of the midnight sun, Svalbard transforms from a cold and inhospitable place to the most joyous and lively scene for ice algae, fish, birds and animals. But alongside these seasonal transformations, the disappearing sea ice forces life to new limits. Fjords that were once full of ice and seals, get abandoned pushing Frost further away. Asgeir is determined to find her and document all that is being lost, but his task is far from easy. This film explores the question “this planet is home to all of us, can we afford to ignore it?” (The film has a theatrical and TV version in Norwegian and English.)
We are showing this for film free of charge, courtesy of the Norwegian Film Institute and cooperation of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington D.C.
Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 608-873-7567 during our business hours of 9:30AM to 4:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. There is no assigned seating. Only fully vaccinated individuals who have had their last vaccination at least two weeks prior to the December 11 can attend this showing. Proof of vaccination along with a picture I.D. will be required to be shown on the day of the film. Masks will be required to be worn the entire length of the show which is 1 hour and 10 minutes.