CORINA GAMMA, Director / Producer
Corina Gamma is a Swiss born filmmaker and multi-media artist. She began her education in Art in Switzerland. After settling in Southern California, she continued her studies at the University of California and completed with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the Claremont Graduate University. Her interest in documenting the Polar regions motivated her to sail twice to South Georgia Island for film projects and to work as lecturer on ships in the Arctic and Antarctica.
Between 2011 and 2018, Corina Gamma has traveled multiple times to Greenland. She also joined the renowned Swiss climatologist Dr. Konrad Steffen and his team to Swiss Camp, a climate research station on Greenland’s Ice Cap. During 3 weeks she documented the fieldwork of the climate scientists. Following this expedition, she spent two months in a small subsistent hunting community in Northern Greenland, to record first-hand testimonies from Inuit, who experience a fast change of culture in response to a warming Arctic. These testimonies from scientists and local indigenous families contributed to the film documentary SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic. The feature documentary gained several nominations and awards and has been broadcast in countries around the world.
Corina Gamma also devotes time to teaching College-level photography.