February 26, 2010
As the planet's climate changes, there are certain groups of people who experience the side effects more readily than others: farmers, climatologists and, of course, skiers and snowboarders.
Ski areas in the Northeast United States are witnessing shorter winters every year, while at the same time California's farmlands experience water shortages and Europe's glaciers recede at alarming rates.
Now, Teton Gravity Research (TGR) has produced Generations , a short film that explores the consequences of climate change from the perspective of skiers and snowboarders and offers ways to make a positive change.
The film is narrated by Greg Stump and features athletes like Jeremy Jones, Ingrid Backstrom, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Seth Morrison, Dash Longe, Dylan Hood and Erik Roner. Music is by Moby, Philip Sheppard, Dolman Black and the Brain, Kevin MacLeod, Ben Krames, Mosley Wotta & MUD and Sandy Garnett.
The film will be screened at Millar Creek Cafe in Function Junction on Thursday, Feb. 25 and Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., after music by Miss Kosmik. Entry is by donation, with proceeds going to the Protect Our Winters (POW) organization.