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Illustrating the Beauty of a Disappearing World

New York artist Zaria Forman grew up traveling the world with a mother who photographed beautiful Arctic landscapes. In this short film by Jesse Brass, Forman explains how her art, inspired by her mother’s photography, is a way of addressing climate change. "I find it important with my art to represent the beauty in the landscape, because I think that helps people fall in love with it more easily," she says. Forman hopes that people who fall in love with nature will be more compelled to make a difference.

Read a Q&A with Zaria Forman. Follow Zaria on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. www.zariaforman.com.

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 sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.