BIDS Data Science Fellow Váleri Vásquez will be a featured panelist in a livestream conversation following BAMPFA's presentation of Woman and the Glacier (Audrius Stonys, Lithuania, Estonia, 2016), a portrait of portrait of Lithuanian scientist Aušra Revutaite, who has spent more than thirty-five years on the Tuyuksu glacier in Kazahkstan studying the effects of climate change: "Initially reluctant to be recorded, Revutaite finally agreed to participate in the film after seeing footage of the mountains shot by Stonys and his crew, and the imposing landscape steals the show. Alone in a vast wilderness, Revutaite barely speaks in the film; instead, this portrait of patience, persistence, and solitude allows us to share her view."
Following the film presentation, there will be live conversation and Q&A with Isabella Velicogna, professor of earth system sciences at UC Irvine and faculty at NASA/Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Váleri Vásquez, BIDS Data Science Fellow and UC Berkeley PhD candidate studying the use of genetic-based interventions for the control of mosquito-borne diseases; and Erin Pettit, glaciologist at Oregon State University and director of Inspiring Girls Expeditions. The presentation will be moderated by Alex H. Bush, who holds a PhD in film and media from UC Berkeley.
Access is included with rental of the streaming film program, and an access link will be sent via email prior to the event.
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