The Polar Sea

The Polar Sea

10 Episodes | 45 minutes | Arte / ZDF; TVO; Knowlege Network | 2014

Interview with Kevin McMahon

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The Polar Sea

"Hugely entertaining and mind-bogglingly educational at the same time, it instantly stands as one of the landmarks in the long and rich history of Canadian documentary filmmaking."
Martin Knelman, The Toronto Star

THE POLAR SEA is a multi-platform 10-hour journey through the fabled, beautiful -- and melting -- Northwest Passage. We travel with amateur sailors, scientists, hunters and artists on a quest from Iceland to Alaska that was practically impossible just a decade ago.

Now, as the Arctic ice disappears, a surreal terrain emerges, filled with ominous dangers and seductive possibilities. Filmed from dozens of perspectives, including revolutionary 360 degree cameras, THE POLAR SEA takes you deep into a world you have never seen, because, until now, it did not exist.

Polar Sea 360

Polar Sea 360

Immerse yourself in the world's first 360° documentary film that explores the drastically changing Arctic landscape as seen through the eyes of the Inuit.

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  • Grimme Online Award, Culture and Entertainment, Grimme Prize, 2015


  • Planet In Focus Film Festival, 2014