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 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.