Friday, April 26, 2013

Expedition to the End of the World

Climate change opens a passage into a previously inaccessible fjord in Greenland and a diverse group of scientists and artists voyage there to study the animals, search for archeological remains, take samples of the permafrost, and muse on the meaning of life.  I loved the mix of science and art, and the humour and irony so seldom seen in a scientific documentary.

Did it ultimately work?  The scenery was breathtaking - rugged and imposing - while the philosophizing was opaque, at least to me and one of the other characters in the movie.  I think this would have been better at 60 minutes than it was at 90 minutes.

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