The Polar Explorer
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This feature film made by decorated polar explorer Mark Terry is the first documented crossing of the Northwest Passage ever filmed. It showcases the scientific research and discoveries made by the scientists of ArcticNet during the three-week crossing. The findings were so significant, the film was invited to screen at the UN climate summit in Cancun that year, COP16, where it was used as a data resource in creating the resolution Enhanced Action on Adaptation: Section 2, Subsection25 in the Cancun Accord.
2013 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal - Mark Terry - Governor General of Canada
2012 Best Documentary Feature - The Polar Explorer - Life Sciences Festival (Prague)
2012 The Norway Award - The Polar Explorer - Barents Ecology Film Festival (Russia)
2012 Best Science Documentary - The Polar Explorer - Scinema Film Festival (Brisbane)
2011 Gemini Humanitarian Award - Mark Terry - Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
2011 Community Leader Award - Mark Terry - David Suzuki Foundation
2011 Audience Choice Award - The Polar Explorer - American Conservation Society
2011 Jury Selection, Best Picture - The Polar Explorer - Festival of Water and Climate (Belgium)
2011 Best Experimental Film - The Polar Explorer - Alaska International Film Festival
2011 Silver Ace Award - The Polar Explorer - Las Vegas Film Festival
2011 Best Host / Narrator - Mark Terry - Los Angeles Movie Awards
2011 Best Documentary Feature - The Polar Explorer - Los Angeles Movie Awards
2010 Stefansson Medal - Mark Terry - The Explorers Club
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