The Great Adventure
2003 | 90 min
Directed by Jean Lemire & Thierry Piantanida
NFB Film Club presents a documentary about the Arctic voyage of the sailing ship Sedna IV through the Northwest Passage.
In this feature documentary, filmmaker Jean Lemire and his crew undertake a five-month, 21,000-kilometre voyage to record the impact of global warming on the Arctic. We watch as the crew navigate a three-masted sailing ship through the legendary Northwest Passage—a treacherous, ice-choked route that has captured the imaginations of great explorers for centuries.
This compelling scientific and personal adventure is set against the backdrop of breathtaking northern scenery. Survival is a daily struggle in the Far North, and the Sedna IV’s crew face unusually cold weather that makes navigation exceptionally perilous.