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Queen Without Land

Series: Portland EcoFilm Festival

A true story about the meeting between Frost, a beautiful polar bear mother, and Asgeir Helgestad, a Norwegian wildlife filmmaker, during his four-year journey on Svalbard. Rising temperatures, are responsible for dramatic changes in Frost’s ecosystem as the ice is melting at record speed. From complete darkness to the absolute light of the midnight sun, Svalbard transforms from a cold and inhospitable place to the most joyous and lively scenery for ice algae, fish, birds, and animals.

But alongside these seasonal transformations, the disappearing sea ice forces life to new limits. Fjords that were once full of ice and seals get abandoned, pushing Frost further away. Asgeir is determined to find her and document all that is being lost, but his task is far from easy. This film explores the question, “Can we afford to ignore this planet we call home?” Directed by Asgeir Helgestad.

Screening with:


Inspired by real events, the story of human-elephant conflict comes to life in a stop motion world made out of recycled paper. Directed by Shervin Hess.

Guest passes accepted.

Year 2019
Format Digital
Runtime 75min
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Assistive Listening Available


Sunday, September 29