Our ongoing quest to explore and come to terms with the Arctic is presented in the context of the crucial role that ice plays in the north. Ice is to the Arctic as trees are to the rainforest. It is the underpinning of the ecosystem, the foundation upon which the animals and plants of the north depend. We meet an ice scientist who lives and works with the Inuit, blending their traditional knowledge with modern scientific methods. We travel to the town of Churchill, Manitoba, polar bear capital of the world, where the people have turned a feared predator into a revered asset. We join an expedition of beluga biologists who are monitoring the migration patters of these ice dependent whales. Underlying all these stories are the changes that are quickly overtaking the people and animals who have adapted over thousands of years to this land of ice and snow.

Length: 20:00 and 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2014
  • Date Released:

    May 2014

  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 20-30, 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital
  • Distributor:

    Giant Screen Films

  • Produced By:

    Science North, Giant Screen Films

  • Executive Producer: Guy Labine, Brenda Tremblay
  • Producer: Don Kempf, David Lickley
  • Director:  David Lickley
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  David Lickley
  • Cinematography: Mark Poirier, Dylan Reade, Michael Male, Adam Ravetch
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Amin Bhatia
  • Editor:
  • Narrator: Victor Garber
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Adventure
  • Destination
  • Nature


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