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The Blinding Sea – A film by George Tombs
Screening followed by a conversation with Canadian filmmaker, by Catherine Bédard

Centre culturel canadien
April 05th, 2022 19:00 - 22:00

TBS cinema poster with laurels REV 2022
© The Blinding Sea, George Tombs
George inside an igloo at Gjoa Haven, Nunavut
© George Tombs

On April 5 at 7pm, the Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to the screening of The Blinding Sea (110 minutes) by Canadian director George Tombs: a documentary film retracing the life of Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen.

The screening will be followed by a meeting with the filmmaker, moderated by Catherine Bédard, Curator and Deputy Director of the Canadian Cultural Centre.

Driven by a true passion for scientific research and Indigenous knowledge, and maintaining close and respectful relations with the Inuit of Canada, Norwegian Roald Amundsen led the first polar expedition through the Northwest Passage, between 1903 and 1905. 

Filmed on an icebreaker in the middle of the Beaufort Sea, on a tall ship in the Southern Ocean, by dog sled in Alaska and the Yukon, in the Canadian Arctic and on the glaciers of Antarctica, The Blinding Sea is the first film dedicated to the extraordinary journey of this Norwegian explorer.

Focusing on the role played by culture, health and food in the expeditions of the last century, director George Tombs explores polar landscapes and records oral traditions – both European and Indigenous – in a rich and bold cross-cultural approach. 

The Blinding Sea, George Tombs (2020) – 110 minutes / VOSTFR
Best Feature Documentary – TIFF 2020
Best International Feature Documentary – New York Independent Cinema Awards 2021.

George Tombs
George Tombs is an award-winning author and filmmaker. As a journalist he reported from six continents, before serving as executive director of a medical association and then university professor. He has a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science from McGill University. The Blinding Sea is his first film. 

The Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris is a partner in George Tomb’s tour in France.


Immerse yourself in this evening at the Canadian Cultural Centre with the article First Live Event in Paris” written by director George Tombs!



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