the white planet

“a look at life and survival in one of the most inhospitable places in the world: the Arctic”

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Documentary

86 min

2006

Thierry Ragobert , Thierry Piantanida

synopsis

The Arctic is a world apart, ruled by the cold and shaped by ice and wind. A world of frozen seas, the pack ice, immense plains, tundra, glittering mountains and glaciers, all inhabited by magnificent animals that have managed to adapt to conditions at the very limits of survival. From the beginning of winter to the triumphant return of the sun, this white planet is an unexpected kingdom awaiting discovery. But it is also a fragile and threatened world, susceptible to humanity’s impact on the climate. Could this majestic home to the polar bear, caribou, muskox and other unique fauna be about to disappear when we are only beginning to really discover it?

cast:

Jean-Louis Étienne

crew:

Thierry Ragobert , Thierry Piantanida

fan quotes:

"Great film, well worth the watch!" - John Smith

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