The Polar Explorer (School Program) – 2011 Film Festival
Screening- 1:00 PM
at the ROM
Directed by: Mark Terry | 52 minutes | CANADA | English | Rated G | Canadian Theatrical Premiere
Director Mark Terry and Dr. Pete Ewin, World Wildlife Fund‘s Senior Officer, Species, will lead a post-screening discussion.
On an historic journey to the Northwest Passage, 10 of the world’s foremost polar scientists discover new life on the seabed and report on the latest signs of climate change. Until 2009, the Arctic pack ice had prevented regular trips into the passage, but a rapidly changing climate has now enabled navigation in the region, allowing the scientists to conduct three weeks of cutting-edge research on an Arctic iceberg. By comparing their research with data recorded in Antarctica, The Polar Explorer provides an informative look at what’s happening in the world’s polar regions.
Mark Terry is renowned for his work on climate change and was most recently honoured with the Gemini Humanitarian Award for a body of work that includes the documentary The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning, which screened at Planet in Focus in 2009, and The Polar Explorer.
The Polar Explorer and its findings were so significant, it was presented by the United Nations Environment Programme to elegates attending COP16, the Climate Change Conference in December, 2010.
Limited tickets are available to the general public through the TIFF Bell Lightbox Box Office.
The Polar Explorer also screens on Saturday, October 15 at 5:30 PM, 2011.
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