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Adventurous Arctic - From Greenland to Alaska Country: Germany Lenght: 86’63’’ Director: Klaus Scherer Producer: Barbara Biemann Copyright: Ndr - Northern German Broadcasting Locations: Greeland, Island, Russia, Alaska PLAY Synopsis Director’s Bio Adventurous Arctic: With Klaus Scherer from Greenland to Alaska the Arctic is melting away, but the world doesnt act. Meanwhile, though, residents in the region have long started to adopt. They are raising potatoes in Greenland, introduce diving sites in Iceland, change housing architecture in Russia. But they also fight for their rights to prevent big oil from deciding their future alone. Ards decorated travel reporter Klaus Scherer takes the audience to an adventourous trip along the Arctic circle, from Greenland to Scandinavia, Russia and Alaska. He meets with people between tradition and change, many of them ready for something new. Klaus Scherer, born in 1943, studied economics and social sciences at the University of Cologne and the London School of Economics. Following his postgraduate studies in psychology, he obtained a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1970. After teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the University of Kiel, Germany, he was appointed, in 1973, full professor of social psychology at the University of Giessen, Germany. From1985 to 2008, Klaus Scherer was full professor of psychology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where he has founded and directed the Ce ntre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives as well as the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (a Swiss National Center of Competence in Research). He is now Professor emeritus at the University of Geneva. His research activities focus on emotion, guided by his Component Process Model of emotion (CPM). For over 40 years, research programs financed by granting agencies and private foundations in the USA. 32