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By becoming a sponsor or partner of the Atsunaï Kammak project, your company or organization asserts its role as a citizen, commits to an original and modern approach of ecology and of the protection of the planet while providing concrete support to an organization bringing a strong message. We become together witnesses and messengers through an artistic, scientific and educational project.
Living and working in the department of Jura in France, Pascal Bejeannin has a rich and singular history. At twenty, he was a volunteer as a peacekeeper for the United Nations in Lebanon. Be a witness, even a player, in countries at war, pushed him to stripped back to the essentials. « Find the essentials is realize the uselessness of what we lacked » he says.
Aware of the ecological, and most importantly, humanitarian consequences of human actions, he starts a new project: “Au-revoir camarade” (meaning “Goodbye, friend”), in collaboration with the association “Art’Situ. As a sculptor, he creates real-size works of iconic living species, embodying the realities of the evolution of life on Earth. These works, like war reporters, will travel to the four corners of the globe to bear witness.
‘‘We want to demonstrate, through the beauty
of the images, that nature becomes a showcase
for sculptures. The planet
is a work of art.‘‘
(JURA - FRANCE)
“ If we do nothing, if men don’t stop spreading chaos, soon he will be the last one ”
"Ice and the polar night. Lagoons and tropical sunshine. What a contrast! What an enrichment! Today, thanks to my Eskimo friends, thanks to my Polynesian friends, I am a happy man. They taught me, each in turn, that there always will be another “tomorrow”, another “elsewhere”. Provided that you always have, at all times, an enthusiasm at hand. »
Paul Emile Victor
“ I offered my help; I have good logistics on site and a good knowledge of the field. It’s concretizing, I like that. ”
“ We can explain, show, alert, with a different point of view from that of scientific analysis. Art can convey a speech. ”
Stéphane Niveau - scientific and cultural director
of the « Espace des Mondes Polaires »
“ All means are good to call to mind. Art must shock, it’s its role. It’s a beautiful symbolic. ”
Photographer and Filmmaker
“ At the moment, arctic areas are those that are evolving the fastest […] there is no more ice floe, the balance of energy is reversing, we are at the mercy of what is happening, and what we are doing too! ”
In a few days, we will embark on François Bernard’s sailboat, Atka. The steel bear is on his way… We cannot wait to meet the team!
See you soon Ben !!
The project of the Espace des Mondes Polaires would not have existed without Paul-Emile Victor. Native from Jura, the famous French explorer anticipated sudden changes in polar regions. In the 1970s, he was one of the pioneers of modern ecology.
The polar worlds provide both weakened and privileged observatories for our planet’s health. The Espace des Mondes Polaires is dedicated to be a cultural center of reference for issues arising in the Arctic and Antarctica.
As a place of meetings and exchanges, the Espace des Mondes Polaires supports and accompanies the Atsunaï Kammak project.
One day, François Bernard, also known as Ben, decided that exploring the world on his own was not enough. The Atka project draws its energy from the desire to gather men and women for whom travelling is more than just an “adventure” or an “expedition”; it’s a way to get in touch with otherness, to explore with others the world’s landscapes, and to discover a little about oneself.
Ben also wants to share these experiences with all those who observe from afar, who wonder, who have their own visions and dreams for the future. The whole Atka team shares and explores through travelling our relationship to nature, humans and what binds us.
Proven for over thirty years by glaciologists, the action of humans causes an increase in global temperatures. In some 150 years, humans have marked our old planet. We are liable for this and for all the troubles and conflicts that never ceased to exist. It is time for humans to become aware of it and to reverse the curve. This involves information, witness statements, science and all forms of mediation related to current technologies.
This documentary plays a part in this collective initiative. Pascal Bejeannin, sculptor, creator of singular works including metallic animals called "Au-revoir camarade", seeks to put forward witness statements with art, images and aesthetics. To meet the inhabitants of these regions, specialists, scientists and participants of the expeditions,
On the ice floes, in the villages, in the schools, on an iceberg ... every scenery worthy of meaning that triggers words and testimonies. Inhabitants of all ages will tell us about their feelings and their emotions when imagining this bear as the last one on their land. They will act as witnesses of the evolution they have seen, the old images they keep in mind and their concerns for the future.
Specialists, glaciologists and climatologists will come to back these observations with scientific assessments and explain the ins and outs in a language understandable by all. They will use their work and the vision brought by this steel bear put in situation. Finally, the members of the expedition will explain their desire to participate in the project and the daily steps to complete this kind of expedition. The informed accounts of Stéphane Niveau (scientific director of the Espace des Mondes Polaires) and François Bernard (captain of Atka) will also indulge the remarks and questions of Pascal Bejeannin.
This film has great ambitions in both content and form; it must serve as reference for "whistleblower" movies.
The sharing and diversity of beliefs and opinions, in our view, is as valuable as mutual aid and solidarity. It is in this logic that we have created our relationship with our supporters.
Professor of tourism marketing at La Rochelle and a recognized expert on the impact of tourism on the polar regions, Marie-Noelle is a reference.
Geographer, Professor Emeritus and director of research at the Scientific Research National Center (CNRS), is a French researcher specialized in polar continental hydrology attached to the University of Franche-Comté.
Specialized in subglacial hydrology, he became a glaciologist and then a Doctor in alpine geography in 1995.
Initiated very early by his father to polar issues. He holds the diplomas of ski, sail and windsurf instructor. He becomes in 2001, after several years of sports teaching, director of Les Deux-Alpes.
French writer, philosopher, journalist, and naturalist, born on November 15th, 1945 in the hamlet of Tincave (commune of Bozel) in Savoy.
French photographer, he was passionate very early for nature and he discovered wildlife photography with his father, Michel Munier.
Travel and expeditions around the globe are the most rewarding ways to learn. We deeply believe that youth education is an essential pillar of the beauty of the world of tomorrow.
We are involved, through our values and to our partners, to lead a successful educational project that stirs up curiosities. We will work now with schools and colleges from Jura on topics of geography, environment, ethics, humanity, history, art, and many others.
We have the ambition to participate in the process of collective consciousness evolution, through notions of education and pedagogy. At the end of a work in collaboration with teachers, we will give interventions and conferences for a large audience. We want to give meaningful testimonies and describe the realities of the Earth and its inhabitants. We will participate in an educational approach as global as the project, using images and videos of the expedition, interviews with specialists and experts supporting our approach and feedback from our team members.
This educational project will permit to :
- Exchange about the respective cultures, highlight their similarities and draw inspiration from their differences.
- Deconstruct preconceived ideas, open to different lifestyles and concerns (climate, environment, pastimes)
- Raise awareness about polar and global environmental issues
- Discover in pictures the countries, their inhabitants, their landscapes
- Draw inspiration from a humanist, artistic and solidarity project
- Appropriate the image of the polar bear: country symbol and link between two distant worlds
- Give the desire to make their wildest dreams come true for a brighter future