THE GEO-ESSENCE OF MOUNTAIN FILMS
IÑAKI ANTIGÜEDAD - ARANTZA ARANBURU - EÑAUT IZAGIRRE
Monday December 7 – 19:00 Euskalduna
Mountain films feature a wide range of lead actors: peaks, walls, streams, people... But there are nameless beings always hidden from the spotlight that explain the reason behind the landscape. Iñaki Antigüedad, Arantza Aranburu and Eñaut Izagirre are going to propose a new way of seeing and understanding the mountains and nature.
Iñaki Antigüedad Auzmendi
He has a PhD in Geological Sciences and is a professor of Exterior Geodynamics at the UPV/EHU. He is also Head of the ‘Hydro-Environmental Processes’ Group and has participated in many projects focused on water and glacial environments. He is currently researching the possible effects of climate change on the Basque Country's water resources. In recent years, he has also been working in the Karakorum mountain range with other members of the group, analysing the geomorphological-glaciological processes that pose a danger to their communities.
Arantza Aranburu Artano
She has a PhD in Geological Sciences and is a lecturer in Petrology and Geochemistry at the UPV/EHU. She is part of the ‘Hydro-Environmental Processes’ Group, which analyses the geological record preserved in different sedimentary environments. She is studying the geological footprints remaining in both the rivers of the Basque Country and where the ebb and flow of the sea happen, as well as the sediments and speleothems of different caves (Atapuerca, Nerja, and several others in the Basque Country too) generated from the last few million years to the present day, in order to understand the impact of climate change on all of them. In recent years, she has also been working on the Karakorum mountain range with other members of the group, analysing the geomorphological-glaciological processes that are a danger to their communities.
Eñaut Izagirre Estibaritz
He has a BS in Geography from the UPV/EHU and a MS in Glaciology from the University of Magallanes (Chile). He is currently working on his doctoral project in the Geology Department at the UPV/EHU and is participating in other projects of the ‘Hydro-Environmental processes’ Group. Since he was a child, he has been fond of mountains and he likes natural environments, with a special love for ice, glaciers and high mountains. In 2015, he obtained the support of National Geographic to carry out the ‘Incognita Patagonia’ project, and presented the film of that expedition at the 2016 Mendi Film, together with Ibai Rico.