Over the next year, I will be creating a short film about the Arctic, starting with my summer expedition with Students on Ice. This past May, when I was accepted to the expedition (yay!), I started counting down the days and thinking about how I could share my experience with you. Making a short film, in partnership with Students on Ice and the Arctic Foundation, and showing it at a local film fest is an opportunity to do just that! My goal is to raise $3,000 to help cover a part of the costs of the film production, the expedition to the eastern Arctic and Greenland, and entry into the filmfest next spring.
Students on Ice is a unique initiative that brings together about 120 students worldwide with scientists, artists, Inuit elders, musicians, historians, and visionary leaders. During the expedition, we have an opportunity to experience and understand the Arctic and the impact of climate change, as well as develop new relationships. While I know this will shape my outlook on my own future, it will also be a chance for me to share and encourage others too.
The Arctic Foundation offers an opportunity for me to give back. As a community foundation, it builds on the vibrant and rich cultures that exist in Canada’s North and taps into the existing strengths and resources of many partners. Proceeds from the filmfest will be shared with the Arctic Foundation.
Thank you for your support!