Heidi Morstang, still from 47˚C

  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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47˚C 
Sierra Nevada, California, 2019. World-leading climate change scientist Professor Camille Parmesan and evolutionary biologist Professor Michael C Singer have conducted fieldwork on the ecology and evolution on the Edith’s Checkerspot butterfly since 1968. The film is narrated through their investigations and discoveries during fieldwork, and is a glimpse into their lifetime dedication to this study. During their search for these vulnerable insects, we are presented with a microcosm universe seen in relation to global climate change patterns. 
Supported by President Macron’s Make Our Planet Great Again Award to Camille Parmesan.
Filmed on location in Sierra Nevada, California, USA. June 2019
Director: Heidi Morstang, 2022
Running time: 25 mins

Pseudotachylyte 
In the documentary, the filmmaker follows a group of geoscientists to the Lofoten Islands. She describes how Pseudotachylyte portrays scientists exploring seismic landscapes through the microscopic view of the world to an understanding of deep time.
“With Pseudotachylyte, director Heidi Morstang returns with a beautiful and deeply fascinating documentary that shows how outstanding research creates the foundation for existential truths about time, humanity and the globe we live on. With striking black-and-white images of wild and beautiful Northern Norway scenery and a curious look at the people who are eagerly exploring it, this is an educational and thought-provoking meditation on research and the past's ability to give us captivating insights into our own time.” Bergen International Film Festival 2019 (premiere screening of Pseudotachylyte) 
Director: Heidi Morstang, 2019
Running time: 54 mins
Date: Monday 13 March 2023
Time: 19:00 – 20:20
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: standard £6 / concessions £4 / free to UoP students via SPiA 
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Heidi Morstang: Field Observations

11 February – 8 April 2023
Selected works that are an observation of a fragile natural environment, and the increasing changes in the climate that has developed into a global emergency. Through photography and film, landscape is the principal line of inquiry with the attempt to see various ways humans intervene with and in it.
Heidi is Associate Professor in Photography at University of Plymouth.
 
<p>Heidi Morstang, Prosperous Mountain, 2014<br></p>
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