Award-winning polar bear film to screen at library |

Award-winning polar bear film to screen at library

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “Queen Without Land,” a film by Asegir Helgestad about a polar bear and the changing climate, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 in Library Hall. This film was the Best Environmental Film winner at the 2018 International Wildlife Film Festival.

If you go

What: “Queen Without Land” screening
When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23
Where: Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library

This is the true story of the meeting between Frost, a beautiful polar bear mother, and 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. Helgestad 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?”

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