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The Lithuanian scientist Ausra Revutaite has spent 30 years in the Tian Shan mountain range in Central Asia, straddling the borders between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the autonomous Chinese region of Xinjiang. With only her faithful dog and gray cat for company, she studies climate change on the Tuyuksu Glacier at an old Soviet-era research station, some 3,500 meters above sea level. She loves the solitude and silence that her painstaking work brings her. Magnificent shots of her surroundings and everyday work are interspersed with archival footage of the people who preceded her by a century. The solemn silence of the mountains is punctuated sparingly by the music of a man far, far below, playing a traditional instrument.
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Audrius Stonys is a film director and producer and has a doctorate in Arts. He is a professor in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and a recipient of the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Award. He is an award-winning filmmaker feted in in Nyon, Grand Prix in Split, prizes in Bornholm, Florence, Gyor, Neu Brandenburg, Oberhausen, Bilbao and San Francisco. His film “Earth of the Blind” was recognized as the Best European Documentary Film of the Year and received Felix Award. He holds lectures and master classes in Kolkata, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo, Berkeley, Stanford, Moscow, Belgrade, Barcelona, San Francisco, Carpi Modena, Paris.
Gautam Sonti is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Bangalore. His films have been screened at various international documentary film festivals, including Busan, Dubai, Teheran and Mumbai, besides several in Europe. He is currently in the middle of three feature length projects. For more info: www.gautamsonti.in