10 000 MILES THROUGH THE ICE

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  • DIRECTOR : Jean Lemire et Thierry Piantanida
  • PRODUCER : Gedeon Programmes / Glacialis Productions /L’Office National du Film du Canada
  • DATE : 2003
  • FORMAT : One off
  • DURATION : 1x90'

SYNOPSIS

The 51-meter three-master Saint-Kilda sets out on the great crossing of the Arctic through the legendary North-West Passage. A six-month voyage through the ice, a great adventure in search of a world still largely unknown. Guided by the Inuit and in close collaboration with scientists, the Saint-Kilda team penetrates into the changing world of the ice pack, shares the hard life of the men of the North and encounters wildlife still as free as at the dawn of time. Specialists in underwater filming, our team reveal the life of sea mammals, polar bears, seals, belugas, narwhals and great whales in and under the ice. But climate changes are threatening the Arctic. They are happening so fast that they are jeopardizing our future. What if the realm of the Ice — a symbol of purity and wilderness, dearer to our hearts than we might think — were to disappear ? We’ll encounter the scientific icebreakers which are striving to understand the great changes taking place : the North is indeed at the forefront of the changes we fear may soon affect our own part of the world. Mingling adventure, nature and science, this great cruise in barely accessible waters seldom visited or filmed will provide a unique record of a world of supernatural beauty threatened with extinction.
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