Elegy For A Glacier

Stephanie Falkeis, Writer/Director 
Nicholas Nyhof, Producer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2021, Production Award, Columbia University 

Project Type: Short Film 

Genre: Drama 

Length: 16 minutes 

Field of Science: Glaciology, Earth Sciences 

Stage: Post-Production 


When a glaciologist returns to her small town to assess the local glacier for potential land development, she finds herself confronted by her estranged eco-activist mother, who will stop at nothing to save the glacier. A mother-daughter drama at heart, the film investigates challenging questions at the intersection of climate justice, scientific impartiality, and economic interest. Filmed at 11,000ft elevation on the no longer active Saint Mary’s Glacier in Colorado.