Northwest passage

Canada, 1970

Film
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It took a supertanker like the U.S.S. Manhattan, assisted by a nimble icebreaker, the Canadian John A. Macdonald, to realize the dream of centuries: the navigation of a commercial sea lane through the Arctic channels. This is a record of that historic expedition, filmed in colour from both ships and from a reconnaissance helicopter. Commentary by ships’ navigators and observers, and shipside sounds of formidable sea ice groaning, straining and cracking make this an adventure rarely seen on film.

Credits

director

Bernard Gosselin

producer

Francois Seguillon

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:27:00:00

Colour

Colour

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