From Kurils With Love

25 mins


An expedition to the remote Kuril Islands, a volcanic archipelago between Hokkaido, Japan, and Kamchatka, Russia, generously fulfills its primary mission of documenting the islands’ supreme beauty. Directors Taylor Rees and Renan Ozturk evoke a deep sense of discovery in visiting a little-known place, and report that — as documented by a team of intrepid Russian scientists — climate change is pushing life, even here, to the edge of collapse. “I don’t want [the] Kurils to collapse,” says lead scientist Vladimir Burkanov, who hopes that public awareness of the islands’ precious ecosystem might inspire humanity to save it.

World Premiere

Production Team

Taylor Rees
Povel Torrud
Renan Ozturk
Forrest Borie

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2020 Mountainfilm Festival.
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