Polarquest film to be screened at the International Maritime Film Festival
The 4th annual International Maritime Film Festival will be returning to the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport, Maine, USA, from September 27-29, 2019. The International Maritime Film Festival is a juried contest of films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits. The festival features a wide variety of films on a range of maritime subjects, and this year will be screening the Polarquest documentary!
Sunday 29 September, 10am
An international group of young researchers and science journalists embarked on the Polarquest2018 expedition to circumnavigated the Svalbard archipelago on the 90th anniversary of Umberto Nobile’s transpolar flight and carry out science in the Arctic ocean. Polarquest2018’s sailboat Nanuq successfully completed the expedition on August 22 2018, logging 3500 miles and reaching the boundary of the ice shelf at 82°07’ N in conditions favoured by the exceptionally hot summer and the total absence of ice in the Arctic ocean North of Svalbard.