“Premio Terra 2019” da Rotary club. – Queen Without Land di Asgeir Helgestad
Queen Without Land di Asgeir Helgestad
This is a true story on the meeting between Frost, a beautiful polar bear mother, and Asgeir Helgestad, a Norwegian wildlife filmmaker. It is a four-year journey on Svalbard. Rising temperatures, are responsible for dramatic changes in Frost’s ecosystem as the ice is melting at record speed. From complete darkness to the absolute light of the midnight sun, Svalbard transforms from a cold and inhospitable place to the most joyous and lively scenery for ice algae, fish, birds and animals. But alongside these seasonal transformations, the disappearing sea ice forces life to new limits. Fjords that were once full of ice and seals, get abandoned pushing Frost further away. Asgeir is determined to find her and document all that is being lost, but his task is far from easy. This film explores the question “this planet is home to all of us, can we afford to ignore it?”
Director Biography – Asgeir
Asgeir Helgestad is a wildlife producer, director, cameraman and author from Norway. His love for nature and passion for capturing the perfect image shine through all of his work. Conservation and how we treat this beautiful planet are always part of his films.
He believes that life is too short and valuable to spend time on producing pure entertainment from nature, and even if it looks like entertainment there is always an underlying story about conservation.
Growing up in the countryside of Norway, it is not surprising that its nature has become a major arena for his work, while the Arctic has grabbed his heart with its vast landscapes, beautiful light and majestic animals. If you have been there, you will always carry it in your heart and mind. And to experience the dramatic changes going on there due to rising temperatures just compels you to tell the world about it.
His stills photography and films have won him several international awards including at Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Wildscreen , and he is also awarded as an author of a children book.
- Anne Elvedal, Writer
- Asgeir HelgestadWriter
- Asgeir HelgestadProducer
- Julian CisnerosMusic