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He’s Watching This Glacier Melt Before His Eyes

In Seward, Alaska, Exit Glacier is melting at an astonishing rate. Local guide Rick Brown has witnessed first-hand how the glacier's rapid disappearance has affected the local community. This stunning short film by Raphael Rogers, Paul Rennick, and Kristin Gerhart examines Exit Glacier’s dramatic impact and gives a voice to one of the many people affected by climate change.

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The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.