The Call of the Arctic

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Nominated for:Best Adventure Film

Film Info

Film Year: 2021

Film Duration: 54 min

Country: France


Thomas Bour

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Saint-Malo, June 2020, “Northabout”, a 15m aluminum sailboat built for ice, is ready to cast off for a North Atlantic crossing to the Arctic. It’s mission : to meet with local populations in order to document climate change and install weather stations to study the winds coming from the polar ice sheet. This sailing vessel has already made two trips around the North Pole. It knows the way, but we can’t say the same for its young crew, who have never sailed in the Arctic and half of them have never put a foot on a boat. Let’s go to Greenland!