Peter Gilbert

Film Director

Peter Gilbert joined Cape Farewell on the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition, visiting the spectacular Disko Bay area of West Greenland with over 40 international artists, journalists and scientists.

Based on the expedition Burning Ice, a Cape Farewell film directed by Peter Gilbert, premiered in the USA on Sundance TV Channel in May 2010. Watch this space for UK and international festival screenings. 

Peter is one of the three filmmakers and Director of Photography for Hoop Dreams. His film credits include the 1990 Academy Award winning, feature-length documentary, American Dream directed by Barbara Kopple; A Long Way Home directed by Michael Apted, any many more.

Iceberg through the porthole of the Grigory Mikheev in Disko Bay
Icebergs photographed from the deck of the Grigory Mikheev as we approach Disko Bay
Peter Gilbert during the 2008 Disko Bay expedition
 
Geoscientist Carol Cotterill looks at layers of sediments under the sea bed in Disko Bay in the survey profiles completed during the expedition
Walking on Little Eqe, near the mouth of the Disko Bay ice fjord
 
Justifying Bad Behaviour, an artwork by Francesca Galeazzi created during the expedition
Godhavn shore littered with ice
 
Uummannaq, the most northerly settlement we visited during the expedition
Ryuichi Sakamoto records sound at the mouth of Sermeg Avangnardleq Glacier
 
David Buckland, Martha Wainwright, KT Tunstall, Jarvis Cocker, Feist and Vanessa Carlton
 
Oceanographer Emily Venables deploys the Argo float, a remote unit programmed to follow and monitor the West Greenland Current
Artwork by Sunand Prasad visualising the volume of one tonne of CO2, the average emission per person per month in the UK
KT Tunstall and Oceanographer Emily Venables review maps of the Disko Bay area during the expedition
Disko Bay

Peter Gilbert during the 2008 Disko Bay expedition