BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary

Thin Ice

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Thin Ice
Canada / 2007 / 47 min
DIRECTOR:
Laura O'Grady
The perils of climate change also lead to new possibilities, but sovereignity issues must be solved

Polar bears are not the only ones losing the ground beneath their feet as the debates on global warming and arctic sovereignty persist. With the ice melting, the polar bears are being deprived not only of their habitat, but their life buoy in the modern world. Scientists watch as these white giants clamber on to what's left of what the Inuits call Saattuq. This film is a beautiful portrait of the frozen North and simultaneously an intelligent account of the hazards of environmental change, as well as the perils of new conflicts – the tug of war between nations claiming sovereignty of the polar areas.

Laura O'Grady

Laura O’Grady has produced a number of primetime documentaries including RECRUITING FOR TERROR, TWEENS: TOO FAST, TOO SOON? and STRAIGHT AHEAD. She has also been producing several TV programme series.