Imiqutailaq – Path of the Arctic Tern: Premieres September 30th

Dear Friends,

We would like to invite you to the premiere screening of our new documentary “Imiqutailaq – Path of the Arctic Tern” at the International Polar Year (IPY) Film Festival.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 7:00pm

WHERE: Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Admission is free.


“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.

Supported by the Government of Canada Program for the International Polar Year
Directed by Geoff Green and Michel Valiquette
Executive Producer Geoff Green, Students on Ice
Length – 55 minutes


For more information about the INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR FILM FESTIVAL visit


On Tuesday, Dr. David Gray, SOI Expedition Educator, will present his film entitled ARCTIC SHADOWS, also screening at Library & Archives Canada.

dir. David R. Gray Canada 2009 52 min.
An important contribution to the documentation and dissemination of arctic expedition history, ARCTIC SHADOWS is an exceptionally well-researched documentary film on the Arctic career of Dr. R.M. Anderson, former Chief Biologist of the National Museum of Canada and a world-renowned mammalogist. Woven together by Anderson’s own words taken from his extensive diaries and letters and read by a narrator, the film centres on Anderson’s three Arctic expeditions: the Stefanson-Anderson Expedition of 1908-1912, the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918, and the Eastern Arctic Patrol of 1928. Filmmaker David Gray does justice to the hitherto neglected legacy of Anderson, introducing the man and his immense contribution to Arctic study and awareness to the greater public. An evocative, informative film.

ARCTIC SHADOWS is supported by the Government of Canada Program for International Polar Year.
Dr. David Gray will be in attendance to introduce and discuss his film.

Dr. David Gray, SOI Expedition Educator, will screen his film entitled ARCTIC SHADOWS on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 7:00pm in the Auditorium of Library and Archives Canada (395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada).

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