A full immersion in the melting Arctic and in the environmental and social transformation of the polar area.
Polar Sea traces the journey of three men through the Arctic Ocean, and the Northwest Passage in particular, from Reykjavik, Iceland, to the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. Sailing in the Dax, the men observe and reflect on the changing climactic conditions in the region and the effects on the territory and the natives. The ten episodes explain the history of the native Inuits, the local culture, hunting, music, climate problems and scientific research. The engrossing interactive aspect of the documentary gives the viewer the opportunity to dip into the polar seas and move around at 360° within the video. The narration and the logbook are enhanced with interactive maps and photographs to trace the sailboat's route.
Producer:DEEP INC. in association with Primitive Entertainment Broadcaster:ARTE/ZDF, TVO, Spiegel TV, Knowledge Network
Producer: Irene Vandertop
Executive producer: Thomas Wallner
Programmer: Wes Bos
Art directors: Vincent Marcone, Irene Vandertop
Graphic designers: Steven Balaban, Luis Elejalde