HUNTERS OF THE NORTHERN ICE
HUNTERS OF THE NORTHERN ICE (USA, 2006, 47 min.)
Facing some of the harshest weather on the planet, the Northern Inuit are adept at survival amidst adversity. However, the Inuit now face a new challenge that acutely threatens their cultural survival: climate change. A people so closely tied to the snow and ice as well as the Arctic animals native to their land, the Inuit may be the first casualties of the global warming that seems to loom ominously over the world’s fragile ecosystems. As the northern Arctic lands warm and more ice melts, it takes with it the Inuit way of life. In Hunters of the Northern Ice, the third episode of the series, “Light at the Edge of the World,” National Geographic explorer and anthropologist Wade Davis accompanies Inuit hunters on their annual hunts for polar bears and experiences first-hand the devastating effects that climate change is having on the Inuit livelihood. Hosted by Wade Davis. Directed by Andrew Gregg and produced by 90th Parallel Film and Television Productions, Ltd. Courtesy Smithsonian Networks.
Introduced by Wade Davis, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence.
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