The Hand of Franklin Free screening and discussion

Date: 
9 Feb 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:15pm

Annette Library

145 Annette St.

 

Free screening and discussion of The Hand of Franklin, an adventure film about the tightening grip of climate change in the Arctic.

The Hand of Franklin takes us intimately into the confines of a four-man expedition attempting to be the first to row self-propelled through the Northwest Passage. The journey demonstrated the alarming effects of climate change in the Arctic - and its global consequences.
Free screening and discussion of The Hand of Franklin, an adventure film about the tightening grip of climate change in the Arctic.
Shot and directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Frank Wolf this epic modern day adventure  puts the audience on the oars with the Canadian-Irish team as they spend two months battling wind, ice, and themselves in a sardine can-sized rowboat.
 
Not a one-dimensional ‘look at me’ film, it draws heavily on the experience and wisdom of the Inuvialuit, Inuit, and other local people they meet along the way, their insights give breadth and depth to the ongoing calamity of a warming planet.
 
Come along for the ride and be entertained as well as educated in this one-of-a-king documentary. 
 
We are grateful for the special permission of Frank Wolf which allows us to screen this.
 
 
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l578EXMZK1E