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Arctic Territories, 1, Unknown Arctic
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directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 1 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
Like Canada and its stake on the Northwest Passage, Russia considers the Northeast Passage waters as interior, therefore theirs. Russia has also more means to assert its claim. It possesses a fleet of nuclear submarines and its ice-breakers exceed all that Canada or the United States hold in regard to ice-strength...
directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 1 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
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Arctic Territories, 2, Race for the North Pole
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directed by Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015 and Vic Pelletier, in Arctic Territories, 2 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
It is no longer a secret that the Arctic holds great mineral resources, from oil to natural gas to gold and diamonds. Each nation whose borders touch the Far North wants their share of the pie. This is why Russia, Norway, Denmark, the United States and Canada have undertaken in the course of recent years to establ...
directed by Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015 and Vic Pelletier, in Arctic Territories, 2 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
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Arctic Territories, 3, Diamond Road
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directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 3 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
In the Northwest Territories, the diamond mines have now supplanted the gold mines. Located 300 km north of Yellowknife, on an island in the middle of Lac de Gras, Diavik is Canada’s principal diamond mine. Heavy loaded trucks, carrying equipment and supplies cross the spectacular ice road each winter, sustain t...
directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 3 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
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Arctic Territories, 4, Of Gold and Caribou
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directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 4 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
The caribous of the Baker Lake and its surrounding area are part of the world’s largest and oldest herds and have allowed the local Inuits to survive. But they now have company. Gold, uranium and diamonds, hidden under the lichen and tundra, have attracted foreigners in search of exploiting these resources, fore...
directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 4 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
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Arctic Territories, 5, Rangers of Puvirnituq
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directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 5 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
Life has quickly changed in Puvirnituq, Nunavik where Inuits from all over the east coast of Hudson Bay have settled. Although its houses are new and the Internet holds no secrets for its youth, Puvirnituq maintains its customs despite constant change. Rangers, Canadian Forces reservists, are one of the most solid...
directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 5 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
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Arctic Territories, 6, Defending the Arctic
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directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 6 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
Operation Lancaster took place in August 2006. The objective of the inter-army exercise was to strengthen Canada’s sovereignty on the east and north coasts of Baffin Island. Various military operations have been held throughout the Canadian Far North over the course of recent years. After more than 20 years of i...
directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 6 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
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Arctic Territories, 7, Canada on Thin Ice
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directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015; produced by Vic Pelletier, in Arctic Territories, 7 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
The world’s eyes are now turned towards the Far North, notably the Canadian Arctic, more precisely the channels whose waters are likely to become free flowing within the next decade or two. The legendary Northwest Passage is of renewed interest since it could become an extremely viable trade route for many natio...
directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015; produced by Vic Pelletier, in Arctic Territories, 7 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
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Arctic Territories, 8, Fade to Blue
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directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 8 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
The channels of the Arctic archipelago have forever been peaceful, locked in ice and silent. Today, these waters are being navigated by cruising boats filled with tourists as polar tourism becomes increasingly more popular. The sea traffic in the Far North is likely to become more important with the forthcoming op...
directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 8 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
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Arctic Territories, 9, First to Go
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directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 9 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
The majestic polar bear has sadly come to represent the symbol of climate change and its harmful effects. According to researchers, their numbers in the surrounding areas around Churchill have declined and the animals are loosing weight. In short, the noble animal is not doing well. However, the inhabitants of Arv...
directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 9 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
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Arctic Territories, 10, Spitsbergen, a Melting Paradise
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directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 10 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
The Svalbard archipelago, also called Spitsbergen, is located one hour by plane from the North Pole, just short of the polar cap. The splendid islands enjoy a milder temperature, to the extent that they could one day become a sought-after winter ski resort. In fact, they shelter the principal Arctic research cente...
directed by Vic Pelletier and Ole Gjerstad, fl. 1991-2015, in Arctic Territories, 10 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2009), 28 mins
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