The call of the Arctic

Nominated for

Best Feature-Length Documentary

Directed by

Thomas Bour

54' • France • 2021

English, French, Kalaallisut

Saint-Malo, June 2020, "Northabout", a 15m aluminum sailboat built for ice, is ready to cast off for a North Atlantic crossing to the Arctic. It’s mission : to meet with local populations in order to document climate change and install weather stations to study the winds coming from the polar ice sheet. This sailing vessel has already made two trips around the North Pole. It knows the way, but we can’t say the same for its young crew, who have never sailed in the Arctic and half of them have never put a foot on a boat. Let’s go to Greenland!