Going Greenland

Location
Wanaka and Queenstown
Wanaka Time
Wanaka 7.30 pm
Wanaka Session
Session 9
Queenstown Time
Queenstown 7.30 pm
Queenstown Session
Session Q3

24 mins, Director: Erich Roepke, USA, NZ Premiere. 

What happens when you combine a renewable energy sailboat with an Arctic ski expedition in Greenland for the first time ever? Athletes Rachael Burks and Jessica Baker put the idea to the test and endure a harrowing yet inspiring journey along Greenland’s West coast fjords and towering mountains. 

What ensues is both an inspiring and formidable journey as compromise and progress go hand in hand for an experimental expedition attempting to ski and sail from a renewable energy sailboat for the first time along Greenland’s coast and fjords. In this day and age, existing in harmony with our planet is not always an easy task. This begs the question, to what extent do we as the human race need to change our habits and compromise in order to stop global warming and the effects of climate change to preserve our planet?  

Going Greenland is a film about our connection to wild spaces and the juxtaposition of having an impact on our environment. How do we follow our dreams and passions while still living in a way that is more in harmony with our environment? Find out how Rachael and Jessica work through some of these challenges while still managing to tick off big ski lines in the remote and wild landscapes and seascapes of western Greenland and the Greenland ice sheet.