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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.

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