The Observers

2011 | 01:07:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Blu-ray, Environment, Labor, Nature

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The Observers portrays one of the world's last staffed weather observatories in two different seasons. Extreme and unpredictable, the land and sky of Mount Washington, New Hampshire form a varying frame for a climatologist as she goes about the solitary and steadfast work of measuring and recording the weather.

The Observers is based on the actual work of the crew of the Mount Washington Weather Observatory - one of the oldest weather stations in the world where staff members have taken hourly readings of the wind speed and temperature since 1932. In 1938, a 236 mph wind hit the summit: a world record for wind speed recorded by a human being.

Note: This title is intended by the artist to be viewed in High Definition. While DVD format is available to enable accessibility, VDB recommends presentation on Blu-ray or HD digital file.

Premiere

Crossroads Festival
San Francisco, CA

Exhibitions + Festivals

European Media Art Festival 2012

Seoul International Film Festival, 2012

Migrating Forms, New York

The Chicago Underground Film Festival

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