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Glaciers reflect our past and reveal our future. This short film overlays imagery from the archives of the National Land Survey of Iceland with current day footage of six outlet glaciers in the Hornafjörður region of Southeast Iceland to reveal the breathtaking story of a rapidly disappearing frozen world.

:: Sources and further reading below ::

Directed by Kieran Baxter

Written & narrated by M Jackson

Produced by Þorvarður Árnason & Kieran Baxter

Historical imagery based on aerial photography from Nation Land Survey of Iceland

with additional photography by Colin Baxter

Drone filming in Vatnajökull National Park carried out under special permit

Drone filming, 3D compositing & editing by Kieran Baxter

Additional drone & ice cave filming by Þorvarður Árnason

Additional drone filming by Ólafur Rögnvaldsson

Sound engineering by Alex Marquez

Narration recorded at Ancora Publishing

Music by Hugar:

‘Órói’ - ‘Úti’ - ‘Aftur í Tíma’

Bergur Þórisson & Pétur Jónsson © Campbell Connelly & Co Ltd. Courtesy of Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Sponsored by:

Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources

Icelandic Glaciers – a natural laboratory to study climate change

Landsbankinn Community Fund

Thanks to:

3DVisLab, DJCAD, University of Dundee • University of Iceland's Research Centre in Hornafjörður • Vatnajökull National Park • Icelandic Transport Authority • Icelandic Meteorological Office • Icelandic Glaciological Society • South East Iceland Nature Research Center • Glacierworld, Hoffell • Sjónhending • IceGuide • Glacier Adventure • Glacier Trips • Stepman • Gale Force North • Heading North

Special thanks:

Guðfinna Aðalgeirsdóttir • Óskar Arason • Helga Árnadóttir • Joaquín Belart • Kieran Duncan • Eyjólfur Guðmundsson • Snævarr Guðmundsson • Hrafnhildur Hannesdóttir • Steinunn Hödd Harðardóttir • Kristín Hermannsdóttir • Tómas Jóhannesson • Eyjólfur Magnússon • Gunnlaugur Þór Pálsson • Chris Rowland • Martin Schuhmacher • Matt Sprick • Alice Watterson • Þrúðmar Þrúðmarsson

Copyright © 2021

Sources and further reading:

Historical aerial photographs are free to access from the National Land Survey of Iceland:

Measurements of glacier termini in Iceland are recorded and published by the Glaciological Society of Iceland:

Almost half of the total ice mass lost in Iceland in the last 130 years has occurred since the mid 1990s:

The overwhelming scientific consensus is that recent climate warming trends are due to human activity:

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