"It is important for me to listen to what's going on there with my own ears, because the arctic sea is the front-line of climate change."
– Ryuichi Sakamoto on his decision to join Cape Farewell
On September 25, Ryuichi Sakamoto and 40 other artists, scientists, architects, comedians, musicians, playwrights, composers, engineers, film-makers and journalists journey aboard the science research vessel – Grigory Mikheev, from to Disko Bay. The boat will then voyage across the front of the Jakobshavn Glacier, one of Greenland's largest glaciers moving at a faster rate than ever before, losing 20 million tons of ice every day.
The climate change. Cape Farewell asks our best creative minds to respond to and inspire a sustainable cultural vision to this potentially devastating climate reality. is a cultural one, it is the way we have evolved our lives and values that is the cause of
In 2007, there was record loss of the sea ice at the North Pole. Recent satellite images show that this year’s figure could exceed the 2007 demise of the Northern Ice Cap. Onboard science teams from the British Geological Survey and National Oceanography Centre will undertake scientific research, mapping the ocean currents and analysing the Greenlandic seabed. Film Director, Peter Gilbert will be documenting the journey, making a film for Sundance TV Channel on his return.
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Activist David Noble
Film Director Peter Gilbert