Fading Giants

In the summer of 2022, a team of passionate mountaineers embarked on an two week expedition to highlight the devastating consequences of climate change. Through the Norwegian mountains their journey becomes a revelation, igniting a sense of urgency to take action.

Equipped with before-and-after photographs they expose the alarming rate at which glaciers are disappearing. The team remains determined despite facing challenges such as inclement weather and treacherous terrain. They meticulously plan to recreate old photographs, showcasing the stark disparities caused by climate change. The dwindling glaciers and transformed landscapes evoke a sense of urgency and sorrow, highlighting the team's realization that they may be among the last generation to witness nature's pristine state

"Fading Giants" raises awareness about the pressing issue of climate change and empowers viewers to become catalysts for change in the fight against environmental degradation.

  • Sindre Kolbjørnsgard
  • Niklas Söderlund
    Director of photography
  • joel Hyppönen
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 11, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
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    Yes - NTNU
Director Biography - Sindre Kolbjørnsgard

Sindre Kolbjørnsgard is a filmmaker and explorer based in Trondheim, Norway. Sindre has made a couple documentaries, worked for some big brands, climbed some of the highest mountains it the world, slept over 1000 nights in at tent, but more than any of that, he is a self-taught filmmaker that loves the craft of filmmaking. His goal is to tell stories so compelling, captivating and meaningful that it transcends everything and transports the viewer to a place they'd never thought existed. When Sindre dream about the future he wants to film expeditions all around the world and the more extreme and remote the adventure are the better. In the end is his goal to tell stories with the ability to bring people together and inspire them to live out their own dreams.

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Director Statement

“Re-photography is the easiest way to understand how big climate change is. I think the challenge is that we ordinary people are introduced to climate problems in such a scientific way that we are unable to relate to them. ”