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Imiqutailaq - Path of the Arctic Tern
  • General public
Imiqutailaq - Path of the Arctic Tern is about a life-altering journey from one end of the Earth to the other, by two Inuit teens (Terry Noah and Jason Qaapiq) from Grise Fiord, Nunavut, Canada's northernmost Arctic community, to the bottom of the world, Antarctica. The journey was the dream of the late Dr. Fritz Koerner (1932-2008), the irreverent and legendary glaciologist whom the people of Grise Fiord named Imiqutailaq (Arctic Tern), after the little seabird that flies from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back each year. The documentary touches on Fritz's 50 years traveling Pole to Pole studying the ice, and how he wanted these Inuit youth to better understand the impacts of climate change, and inspire everyone to do something about protecting the Poles and the Planet.
  • Film - feature or documentary
  • Film - short
Geoff Green (Director, Executive Producer), Michel Valiquette (Director)
Students on ice
Government of Canada Program for the International Polar Year, The Polar Education Foundation, The Students on Ice Foundation
Both Poles
Yes, all of it
English, French, Inuktitut
Oslo Science Conference

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