Dir: Magnús V. Sigurðsson
Print Source: Margrét Jónasdóttir - email@example.com
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Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson has been documenting the people and ever-changing / never-changing landscapes of the Arctic for more than three-decades. His work has appeared in Iceland’s largest newspaper Morgunbladid as well as National Geographic, Time, Stern and Life. Last Days of the Arctic follows the photographer and adventurer as he traces and retraces journeys both familiar and new through the beautiful wildernesses of Iceland and Greenland, documenting all he sees of the fragile environments and those who make their living from them. Under the ever-present spectre of climate change these fragile landscapes are changing and Axelsson’s work pays witness to the geographic, environmental and personal effects of these changes.
The film’s lavish cinematography captures the hauntingly beautiful landscapes of the frozen north and the people who inhabit them, living and surviving in the vast wilderness. Director Magnús V. Sigurðsson and cinematographer Arnar Þór Þórisson create a visual poetry that mirrors Axelsson’s evocative work and the stories that it tells.
Watch the trailer on YouTube here. It's really great. Very beautiful.