The Blinding Sea, a 52-minute high-definition film, explores the life and loves of Roald Amundsen (1872-1928), the most successful polar explorer of all time.
In the film produced by George Tombs and Evidentia Films Inc., the Norwegian explorer is portrayed not as a lone white hero of legend, but as a person who shared with the Inuit and Iñupiat of Arctic Canada and Alaska and the Chukchi of Siberia.
From the indigenous people, Amundsen gained vital knowledge that enabled him to navigate the Northwest Passage, conquer the South Pole, navigate the Northeast Passage, and be first confirmed to have reached the North Pole.
The film was shot entirely on location in Antarctica, the High Arctic between Alaska and Nunavut, and Mexico and Norway.
George Tombs wrote a story about Amundsen entitled “Amundsen’s Family Secrets” for the October-November 2011 issue of Canada’s History magazine.
For more information or to purchase a DVD of the film, go to the Evidentia Films website.