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  • John D. Sutter, Director
  • Su Kim, Producer

Young hunters in Alaska scan an icy horizon with binoculars.

About the Project


How do you make sense of a story that lasts longer than a human lifetime? BASELINE: Part 1 is a letter to three children growing up on the frontlines of the climate crisis; it promises to revisit their stories in the year 2050. 

John D. Sutter, Director/Producer

Sutter is an independent filmmaker and journalist based in Utah. He is a CNN Contributor, a Logan Nonfiction Fellow and a National Geographic Explorer. He’s a two-time EMMY nominee and is the winner of the Peabody Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Livingston Award. He is a former Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He teaches for the Poynter Institute.


Su Kim, Producer

Kim is an acclaimed documentary producer whose works include the Oscar-nominated Hale County This Morning Evening and Midnight Traveler. Kim is a former Sundance Institute fellow and is the recipient of the 2022 Amazon Studios Nonfiction Producers Award. She produced BITTERBRUSH, which premiered at Telluride and will be distributed this summer by Magnolia Pictures. Free Chol Soo Lee premiered this year at Sundance, as well.