North American Premiere

The Arctic Halocline

Passive Spherical Video

The Arctic Halocline

Directed by:

Amy Lauren




13m 38s


The Arctic Halocline tells the story of the groundbreaking discoveries made by an international research program that has been monitoring the state of the Arctic Ocean continuously for the past 20 years; it is a crucial reminder that social and environmental justice are heavily intertwined.

Director Bio:

Amy Lauren Amy Lauren films the world of Arctic climate science working at the nexus between research, education and artistic practice.

Her work pulls focus on elemental stories of water, earth and air. Turned-toward immersive storytelling and new modes of documentary experience to facilitate impactful climate science education, Lauren combines the perceptual and epistemic aspects of scientific observation into experiential, documentary and poetic portraits that call for engagement and participation in the natural world. The goal is authentic outreach motivated by questions unearthed from the collision of art and science that bridge the gap between lived experience and learned knowledge.

Lauren is a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices MFA program at the University of Colorado Boulder. She collaborates with researchers to translate their groundbreaking work into captivating visual stories that make the complex world of academic research more approachable to a broader audience.

The Arctic Halocline