Film about icebreaker’s scuttled mission screening at the Winnipeg Art Gallery – Nunatsiaq Online

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 2018258 Views

January 24, 2018

“It’s about the emotion behind the science”

As the decision was made to scuttle the scientific mission of the CCGS Amundsen last June, the debate added to the drama of a documentary film which was already under production at the time.

It’s called “Breaking Ice,” and you can see the film this Thursday evening at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

With 40 scientists on board the Amundsen, the icebreaker diverted from its course to assist in search and rescue operations and help ferries and fishing boats navigate the ice-clogged waters of the Strait of Belle Isle, off Newfoundland.

Before the decision was made to cancel the science plan, some of the scientists on board the Amundsen had tweeted that they had put their research activities on hold—with no complaint—as the attention of the icebreaker’s crew turned to other activities.

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