Environmental Advocacy and Exploration on Screen
Luc Hardy in Conversation with Tim Sohn
Thursday, May 25, 2023
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
FIAF welcomes French-American filmmaker, explorer, and environmental advocate Luc Hardy in conversation with Outside Magazine correspondent and New York WILD Film Festival jury member, Tim Sohn.
Audiences will enjoy a presentation of excerpts from Hardy’s award-winning documentary films, each followed by a lively conversation. The two writers and activists will discuss film and photography, environmental public advocacy, the effects of climate change, and expedition leadership.
Duration: 75 minutes with Q&A
A Fellow of the Explorers Club of New York and of The Royal Geographic Society, and a member of the Société des Explorateurs Français, Luc Hardy founded and supports his own environmental organization, Pax Arctica, an initiative created to promote awareness of the threats facing polar and glacier regions, and the oceans.
Hardy has led expeditions for members of the scientific community as well as youth ambassadors to regions including the North Pole, Greenland, Antarctica, the Himalayas, Curacao, Cuba, Africa and the Pacific, among others to witness the dramatic changes occurring in these regions.
Hardy is the author of several books: Antarctic Adventure, Greenland Impressions, Arctic Transitions, and The Pursuit of Endurance – On the Shoulders of Shackleton.
Hardy had made a number of films including Pax Sargassum, Pakistan Melting, Alter Ego and Black Diamond (forthcoming – 2023), EAMI (2022), Among the Corals (2022), At the Edge of Light (2020), Arktika Incognita (2018), and The Pursuit of Endurance – On the Shoulders of Shackleton (2015)
Learn more about Hardy’s activism and work at paxarctica.org.
Tim Sohn is a freelance journalist based in New York and a longtime Correspondent for Outside Magazine. His writing has focused on the natural world, conservation, and adventure.
Sohn has written for a wide array of additional publications, including Men’s Journal, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Wired, Smithsonian, and The New York Times. He has received a MacDowell fellowship and his work has been anthologized in several books. He is currently at work on his first book, a nonfiction account of the efforts of local tribes, fishermen, and other stakeholders in a remote part of Alaska to block a proposed mine and preserve their intact ecosystem and its remarkable abundance of salmon.