Film Talk on "The Blinding Sea" with George Tombs

Film Talk on "The Blinding Sea" with George Tombs

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  12:30 - 2 p.m.
   Online (Off Campus)
George Tombs

Filmmaker George Tombs will discuss his 2020 documentary "The Blinding Sea". The film chronicles the life of Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928), the first person to lead a successful expedition through the Northwest Passage. It evokes the joys, sorrows, relationships, and missed opportunities in the life of Amundsen, who disappeared mysteriously without trace during a polar flight in 1928. The film places a special focus on Amundsen's relations with the Indigenous people he encountered on his voyages, particularly the Inuit.

The documentary will be available online to registered participants beginning March 2. We request that all participants watch the film prior to joining the director’s talk on March 9.

George Tombs is an award-winning author and filmmaker based in Montreal, who works in both English and French. He is currently writing a biography of Roald Amundsen. His past works include "Robber Baron", a biography of controversial media tycoon Conrad Black, and his recent humorous novel "Mind the Gap".