VIMFF 2014 :: FILMS :: 

Through Ice and Time

Canada, 19 minutes, 2013
Directed by Alar Kivilo
Screening: Mountain Mixer Matinee, Sun Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm (doors 1:30)
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A cinematographic journey through the Columbia Icefield.

Through Ice and Time is an epic journey through the pristine Columbia Icefield of Jasper National Park.
The story is experienced through the memories of an old man, returning to the area he discovered as a young boy and later explored as an adult climber.
Shot in striking high def, this short story is told entirely through visuals and music, rather than dialog. As such, it has universal appeal, and can be interpreted in different ways by different viewers.
The icefield has been around a long time, but it is now receding and may not be around forever. As such, there are subtle conservation themes throughout the film.
Other themes include inspiration, loss, harmony with nature, mountain adventure, stewardship, and the power of childhood experiences.
Produced for Parks Canada to inspire discovery of the columbia icefield, and to generate support for the continued protection of this special place.

Alar Kivilo
Born in Montreal in 1953, Alar Kivilo, ASC, CSC, was the Director of Photography on major Hollywood productions including "The Blind Side"; "A Simple Plan"; and "Hart's War".
He is also known for his work on the award winning Tourism Newfoundland and Labrador TV campaign, and for short films like 1984's Oscar-winning "Boys and Girls" Alar's television work has also been nominated for Emmys, Geminis and Cable Ace awards.

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