York instructor Mark Terry’s new documentary to screen at COP26

Iceland mountain under white clouds

York University contract faculty member Mark Terry’s new documentary film, The Changing Face of Iceland, will screen at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 4.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has selected The Changing Face of Iceland, the third instalment in Terry’s trilogy of polar documentaries focusing on the impacts climate change on the island nation of Iceland, as an official Action for Climate Empowerment project under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. As such, it is scheduled for a screening at a two-hour event at COP26.

The Changing Face of Iceland. COP26. Official Screening: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 18:00 to 20:00
Mark Terry
Mark Terry

Terry – a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, an associate to the UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability at York and a contract faculty member in York’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change – will introduce his film at the event and take questions after the screening. 

The Changing Face of Iceland is a production of the Youth Climate Report, a partner program of the UNFCCC since 2011. The documentary examines the toll climate change has taken on Iceland’s glaciers, land, flora, fauna, fish, economy and people. The film also includes exclusive footage of the recent eruptions of Fagradalsfjall, an active volcano only 40 kilometres from Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík.

The two previous films in the trilogy, The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning (2009) and The Polar Explorer (2011), have been aired on CBC in Canada and released in the U.S. by PBS, as well as screened at past United Nations climate summits.

For further information, contact Terry by email at ycrtv1@gmail.com.