George Tombs (Narrator)
The Blinding Sea, a 108-minute high-definition film, explores the life and loves of Roald Amundsen (1872-1928), the most successful polar explorer of all time. The film portrays him not as a lone white hero of legend, but as a person who shared with the Inuit and Inupiat of Arctic Canada and Alaska as well as the Chukchi of Siberia. He gained vital traditional knowledge that enabled him to navigate the Northwest Passage, conquer the South Pole, navigate the Northeast Passage and be first confirmed to have reached the North Pole. Shot entirely on location in Antarctica, the High Arctic (Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut), Mexico, Scotland, England, Ireland and Norway, The Blinding Sea is a non-derivative film affirming the values of courage, dignity and sharing of knowledge in a multicultural setting. It is also a film drawing on rich story-telling by members of the Amundsen, Gerlache, Scott, Evans and Shackleton families, as well as on Inuit and Chukchi oral traditions.