Director: Peter Mettler, 1994, 83 minutes.
Picture of Light takes the approach of a poetical essay documenting the search for a natural wonder: the mysterious Aurora Borealis. Its incorporeal lights and colours pouring from the sky lure a small film team of six to Canada's arctic. After strenuous and complicated technical preparations (among other things, the camera had to be protected against temperatures dropping to minus 40˚ Celsius) and with 50 pounds of batteries in their luggage, they set out on a 3000-mile train journey through practically uninhabited snowy landscapes to the end of the civilized world - Churchill, Manitoba.
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