Screening of The Blinding Sea
Join us on May 15th to watch a special screening of the film The Blinding Sea, followed by a discussion with director George Tombs!
Please note: the doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the screening will start at 7:00 p.m.
The film will be presented in English, without subtitles.
About the film [Trailer]
Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen was driven by a passion for new knowledge. In leading the first expedition through the Northwest Passage, and then to the South Pole, Amundsen transformed science into a great adventure. And he left nobody indifferent.
This is the first film focusing on Amundsen and his close relationships with Canadian Inuit and Siberian Chukchi, his research agenda combining scientific investigation and Aboriginal knowledge, as well as his agile leadership style.
The Blinding Sea was shot on an icebreaker wintering in the Beaufort Sea, on a tall ship on the Southern Ocean, by dog-team in Alaska, the Yukon and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, and on the glaciers of Antarctica and Norway. The film combines factual accuracy with bold story-telling, a cross-cultural approach, oral histories whether European, Inuit or Chukchi, a focus on physical and psychological health, and the refreshing eye-witness perspective of an acclaimed biographer.
About the director
George Tombs is an author and filmmaker who lives in Quebec City. As a journalist, he reported from six continents before serving as executive director of a medical association, and then as a university professor. He has a Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from McGill University and has also completed a postgraduate year in Medical Sciences at Oxford University. George has won 25 awards for the feature documentary The Blinding Sea in festivals around the world.