The Life Cycle of Mountains

Captivating footage of Iceland’s towering peaks provides a powerful backdrop for this poetic short film uncovering the geological mystery behind a mountain’s formation stages. Filmmaker Temujin Doran highlights the collective impact of natural and human elements on one of Earth’s most majestic creations.

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