World Premiere Visiting the most remote and mysterious parts of our planet, this documentary presents a complete scientific profile of our rapidly changing Polar Regions. Showcasing the latest climate change discoveries being made in the Arctic and Antarctic, including new life on the ocean seabed and other previously inaccessible areas of the Arctic seas, the film represents years of study and exploration of these two regions. Following a historic journey featuring the work of 10 of the world’s foremost polar scientists who spent two weeks crossing the Arctic, the film compares and contrasts their findings with the latest studies being conducted at the other end of the earth – Antarctica. From polar bears to penguins, The Polar Explorer provides an up-to-the-minute status report on earth’s polar extremes. Written, directed and produced by Mark Terry.
Introduced by Marc LePage, Special Advisor for Energy and Climate, Embassy of Canada. Discussion with filmmaker Mark Terry follows screenings.