Narstalgia-Poster-VFF7953

Synopsis

Environment, experimental | United Kingdom

“Narstalgia” is an experimental short film concerning the phenomena related to the eco-grief happening in the Arctic, including that ’Greenland has the world’s highest suicide rate’, and ’Iceland holds funeral for melted glacier due to Climate Change’. The title itself is also a word coined by Director Robert based on his artistic research, which is a combination of ’Narwhal’ and ‘Solastalgia’, with the name of narwhal having connotation of human death in Old Norse.

‘Solastalgia’ mentioned above is a term coined by an Australian environmental philosopher Glenn Albrecht, to describe the relationship between climate change and mental health of people who live in rapidly changing environments; it also means feeling homesick when you are at home. Since knowing that Iceland holds a funeral for its glacier, Robert went there for a field study in 2019 to film footages and record sounds, plus interview local people and researchers in order to understand how these people feel about the dramatic changes of their home environments.

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Monday, October 25, 1:00 pm
Lovisagården (Slottsgatan 6, Västerås)
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Credits

Director Robert Chang Lun Chang Chien
Writer
Producer Robert Chang Lun, Chang Chien
Cinematographer Robert Chang Lun, Chang Chien
Key cast Yo Bi
Other credits Voice: Þórhildur Heimisdóttir ; Sound Recorder: Robert Chang Lun Chang Chien ; Editor: Robert Chang Lun Chang Chien ; 3D Animation Artist: Robert Chang Lun Chang Chien ; Sound Designer: Robert Chang Lun Chang Chien ; Graphic Designer: Bo-Yu Chen ; VFX Artist: Robert Chang Lun Chang Chien ; Composer: Robert Chang Lun Chang Chien ; Sound Design Consultant: Andrew Ford; Narrative Consultant: Debbie Anzalone, Yiyun Kang

Info

Year 2020
Duration 0h 08m
Genres Environment, experimental
Language English
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