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The Polar Explorer

Format: 1 x 52
Broadcaster(s):  CBC
Available in HD

From the makers of The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning comes this brand new documentary exploring the most remote and mysterious parts of our planet: The Polar Regions.

Featuring the world’s foremost polar scientists and discovering previously inaccessible areas and new life on the ocean seabed, The Polar Explorer showcases the latest climate change discoveries from the Arctic and Antarctic.

The film and its findings were invited by the United Nations Environment Programme to present to delegates attending COP16, the Climate Change Conference in Cancun in December 2010. Will this documentary influence policy-makers and result in a new resolution being adopted? This question is answered in the programme’s dramatic conclusion.


Karelia-Norway Award from the Barents Ecology Film Festival in Petrozavodsk.

Silver Ace Award for Best Documentary at the Las Vegas International Film Festival.

Best Documentary Feature, Best Cinematography and Best Narration at the Los Angeles Movie Awards.

Best Picture at the Alaska International Film Festival.

Mark Terry – Gemini Humanitarian Award, August.

Featured at the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) with a panel discussion on the controversy surrounding scientific evidence for climate change and how this feeds in to policy decisions.

Audience Choice Award at the American Conservation Film Festival.

Best Picture at the Arctic Film Festival.

Features on the Top 10 List of the American Ecology Global Network for Best Environmental Films.

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