Friday Flick: Mountains in Motion

Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies, directed by Doug Urquhart and Paul Zizka, is an acclaimed short film documenting the life of the alpine landscape through time-lapse photography. The stunning sequences were painstakingly gathered from lonely summits, by glacial lakes, and under skies alive with auroras.

Hours and sometimes months of change lapse in a matter of seconds, giving the viewer insight into the ever-transforming nature of the landscape. The ruminations of an early mountaineer provide a narrative backbone. “What is this power that lures me upwards, into the unknown,” he wonders, “that pulls me deeper, despite snow, wind and exhaustion?”

This 100% human-powered film combines cutting-edge time-lapse photography with an original story and musical score to bring the landscape center-stage and offers an enlightening new perspective.

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