SD CINEMATOGRAFICA was formed in 1961 as a production company. Since its founding, the company has produced Films, Variety Programmes, and Science and Cultural documentaries for the Italian public broadcaster RAI and other leading international television companies. In recent years the company has focused on wildlife, Science and History documentaries with such success that it now counts National Geographic Channels, Discovery Channels, TF1, ARTE, NHK, TSR, ARD/BR, PBS and ZDF, as well as RAI and Mediaset, among its clients. Many SD documentaries have won major international prizes at the world’s leading festivals, including Academy Award, Emmy and Banff nominations. Today SD Cinematografica has over 800 hours of programming to its name. [abs]







Different Directors

SD Cinematografica

3 x 52 min.


Is it really possible to predict the fate of our planet?
A famous photographer accompanied by a team of scientists has taken up the challenge: for the first time, three episodes from the most remote glaciers in the world provide visual evidence of the climate change that has occurred over the last century.
Years of research have succeeded in uncovering unpublished photographs and film of the early explorations of the twentieth century. These invaluable images, scientifically compared with others taken today from the same perspective, allow experts to establish the "health" of some of the world’s largest glaciers, reliable and sensitive indicators of global climate change.
Every episode contains surprises. Most glaciers have retreated for kilometres, others have disappeared entirely, while some, on the contrary, are expanding. The adventure, difficulties and particular characteristics of the locations make each episode very different.
This thrilling quest travels to Karakorum, the Caucasus, Patagonia, Alaska and the Alps in an attempt to understand the fate of our planet.