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The Blinding Sea (VOSTF)
Location
Fernand-Seguin screening room
Date
June 19th - 23rd, 2021
Duration
108 min
Cycle
New releases

The mission of the Centre d'art et d'essai de la Cinémathèque québécoise (CAECQ) is to primary program Quebec-made documentaries and independent fiction, as well as international documentaries, animated and foreign films, while encouraging opportunities for meetings between the public and the artists. Its programming is presented in conjunction with the Cinémathèque québécoise’s under the label Nouveauté.

The Blinding Sea
Directed by
George Tombs
Language
VOSTF
Origins
Canada
Year
2020
Duration
108 min
Genre
Documentary
Format
Digital
Synopsis

The Blinding Sea is a documentary film chronicling the life and career of Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen in the years 1897-1928. This award-winning film uses the camera to explore polar landscapes and seascapes, record oral traditions, and evoke states of psychological and physical health.

The Blinding Sea
Awards

George Tombs

George Tombs is a Montreal-based artist-historian and award-winning writer and filmmaker. As a journalist and former Michener Fellow, he reported from six continents, later serving as executive director of an international medical association and then as a university professor. His biography of fallen newspaper magnate Conrad Black, Robber Baron (2007), was a Canadian bestseller. George holds a PhD in History from McGill University and completed a post-graduate year in Medical Science at Oxford University. The Blinding Sea is his first film.

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