Private Project

The Climate Change Volumes: Spring

The Climate Change Volumes are a series of four short poetic films that follow the changing seasons of the Mountain West. A collaboration between filmmakers Hugo Sindelar and Andie Madsen, and poet Travis Truax, the films ponder the transformations we are seeing in the mountains and their surrounding ecosystems as our climate warms. This film, Climate Change Volumes: Spring, laments the changes in our spring season as glaciers recede and snow – our summer water source – melts faster than it ever has before.

  • Hugo Sindelar
  • Travis Truax
  • Andie Madsen
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Poetic, Abstract
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Hugo Sindelar

Hugo Sindelar is an Assistant Professor in Film at Montana State University. As someone who has a a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering Sciences, his films focus on how a shifting climate is affecting both humans and their environment. He is also currently working on a project about the devastating 2022 floods that affected Yellowstone National Park. His previous films have covered a diverse array of topics including western wildfires, thermophiles in Yellowstone, elk, soil carbon research, and an Arctic climate monitoring expedition. These films have been featured on PBS, the Yellowstone National Park website, and in numerous film festivals.

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