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. Some 3,500 meters above sea level 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. She loves the solitude and silence that her painstaking work brings her. Magnificent shots of her surroundings and everyday work are interspersed with archive footage of the people who preceded her by a century. Not much seems to have changed.
CAST & CREW
Radvile Šumilė, Riho Västrik
Director of Photography
Audrius Kemežys, Mindaugas Survila
Film director and producer. Professor in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Recipient of Lithuanian National Culture and Art Award. Member of European Documentary Network. In 1984-89, he studied film directing in Vilnius State Conservatorium. In 1989, he continued his studies in Jonas Mekas’ Anthology Film Archives New York. His films got numerous international film awards. Among them Audience award in Nyon, Grand Prix in Split, prizes in Bornholm, Florence, Gyor, Neubrandenburg, Oberhausen, Bilbao and San Francisco. In 1992, the documentary film Earth of the Blind was recognized by European Film Academy as the Best European Documentary Film of the Year and received Felix Award. In 2004-2005, Stonys was a Documentary teacher in European Film College, Denmark. Lectures and master classes in Kolkata, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo, Berkeley, Stanford, Moscow, Belgrade, Barcelona, San Francisco, Carpi Modena, Paris. Film presentations in Switzerland, Russia, France, Israel, Czech Republic, Germany, USA, Belgium, Spain, Turkey, Colombia, Uruguay, Italy.
Earth of the Blind (1992), Antigravitacija (1995), Alone (2001), Harbor (2001), Flying over Blue Fields (2001), Lastwagon (2003), Countdown (2004), Eternally Beauty (2006), The Bell (2007), Four Steps (2009), I Walked through Fire, You Were with Me (2010), Ramin (2011), Cenotaph (2013), Gates of the Lamb (2014), Woman and the Glacier (2016).