Arctic our frozen planet sos

Museum of Discovery and Science Fort Lauderdale, FL


Gina Glen

Director of Film Distribution, IMAX Corporation


Amber Hawtin

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, SK Films


Sandy Lighterman

Broward Film Commissioner

Arctic: Our Frozen Planet— A reel roundtable: The role of STEM in film

A Reel Roundtable will showcase a panel of film professionals—Gina Glen, IMAX Corporation; Amber Hawtin, SK Films; and Sandy Lighterman, Broward Film Commissioner—who combine for 60+ years of experience in the film industry. The panelists will deep dive into the role STEM plays in the film industry, as well as how STEM has molded each of the speaker's careers.

Museum of Discovery and Science Fort Lauderdale, FL

Film Synopsis

An epic 3D adventure across the magical realm of snow and ice at the top of our planet.

At the top of our planet lies a magical realm of snow and ice – the Arctic. Every year it is transformed by an annual cycle of freeze and thaw. For millennia, this steady seasonal beat has allowed life to thrive. But our planet is warming, upsetting this natural balance and the Arctic is changing faster than anywhere else on Earth. Scientists are now discovering that what happens here, affects us all.

We will all be impacted by a warming Arctic… but none more so than local communities. Working with scientists, together they are shedding light on how changes to the Arctic’s natural balance affects each and every one of us … and they haven’t given up hope. Now it is up to us all to combat global warming and ensure there is a future for this fragile wilderness… Our frozen planet.

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch

Photo: SK Films + BBC Earth

About the Speaker

Working in the entertainment industry, Gina Glen distributes original content and DMR titles to IMAX theaters worldwide.

Amber Hawtin is also an executive board member of Giant Screen Cinema Association.

Sandy Lighterman lends over 20 years in the film and television industry.