Scandinavia House is excited to present virtual screenings of The Blinding Sea, a new film by George Tombs that explores the life and loves of Roald Amundsen (1872-1928). The Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen hungered for ice-choked seas and desert places — but more than that, he had a passionate interest in acquiring new knowledge. In leading the first expedition through the Northwest Passage, the first to the South Pole, the second through the Northeast Passage and the first confirmed to have reached the North Pole, Amundsen transformed science into a great adventure. And he left nobody indifferent: The Blinding Sea explores his close relationships with aboriginal people, as a person who shared with the Inuit and Inupiat of Arctic Canada and Alaska as well as the Chukchi of Siberia, while looking at his research agenda and his leadership style. (In English and Norwegian with English subtitles)
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