Tour of the Arctic – from Greenland to Alaska

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Two film crews explore the spectacular wilderness of the Arctic. The people who live there face dramatic changes.
The documentary takes viewers from East Greenland to Alaska. The region around the North Pole is one of the greatest and least-known wildernesses in the world - and it’s rapidly changing due to global warming. 350 people, most of them Inuit, live in Ittoqqortoormiit in Greenland.
The nearest settlement is on neighboring Iceland. Almost 800 kilometers of Arctic Ocean separate the two islands.
We see the film team accompanying an Inuit family through Scoresby Sound, a fjord system on the eastern coast of Greenland. They travel hundreds of kilometers in small boats through pack ice, passing icebergs as high as skyscrapers.
On the way they meet whalers who are hunting for narwhals in summer. In this Inuit culture, narwhal skin and polar bear goulash have ensured survival for thousands of years. Greenpeace and WWF activists want to stop whaling and polar bear hunting - but this poses a threat to the indigenous way of life on Greenland.

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