Featured Event | Film Screening

Film Screening: The Lake at the Bottom of the World

September 21, 2023
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Climate Week Tent College Green
Lake at the Bottom of the World film screening

Join us for a screening of "The Lake at the Bottom of the World" and a discussion to follow about the film and what it means to work in one of the more remote locations in the world.

The film is directed by Kathy Kasic, a member of the faculty at California State University.

A discussion following the film will feature Jane E. Dmochowski, senior lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science in Penn's School of Arts & Sciences; Eva Doting, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, and Louise Borthwick, a doctoral student at Temple University. All three have conducted fieldwork in the Arctic or Antarctica. 

About the film:

An international team of scientists explores a subglacial lake buried 3,600 feet beneath the Antarctic ice to reveal hidden truths about our planet’s dynamic past. As they struggle against the ferocity of the ice and wind, they consider how our relationship with nature – and with one another — will impact humanity’s future and the future of all life on our rapidly changing planet.

Kathy Kasic is a director, producer and cinematographer of science and natural history documentary films and television. Her passion for adventure has brought her to film off the bow of a ship, underwater in wild mountain rivers, and to an unexplored subglacial lake in Antarctica. She is a co-Principal Investigator on the NSF SALSA grant, as the lead of Education and Outreach. Her work has shown at museums, international festivals (ex. Banff, Hot Docs, Telluride Mountain Film, Wildscreen, Jackson Wild, and Wild and Scenic), and broadcast on BBC, Discovery, PBS and National Geographic. She has been part of three National Science Foundation grants and has mentored 12 graduate students. Kathy currently teaches filmmaking at California State University in Sacramento. Many years ago, in a different lifetime, Kathy was a biologist who recorded the vocalizations of a small nocturnal frog found only in the Amazon.

Learn more here: https://www.antarcticlakefilm.com/