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Feature 8.6
Video 8.0
Audio 8.0
Special Features   0.0
Total 7.7
Distributor: Roadshow
Running Time:
110 minutes
Classification:
G
Reviewer:
Kyle Sudukas

7.7


The Search for the Northwest Passage

The search for a sea route across the top of the world linking Europe to Asia the fabled Northwest Passage was one of the most difficult and dangerous in the history of exploration.

Of the dozens of attempts, two are legends in themselves. The first, led by Sir John Franklin in 1845, was the climax of Victorian Britain's passion for conquest, as arrogant and heroic as any expedition in history. The second, which set out in 1903 and fronted by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen, was a penniless venture in a tiny second-hand fishing boat but so revolutionary it tore up the rulebook of exploration. Both leaders would pay a devastating price in their battle with the ice maze.

The Search for the Northwest Passage reconstructs both missions, revealing why Franklin's two ships and 129 crew disappeared so mysteriously, and why, despite his distinct lack of teamwork, Amudsen succeeded. The testimony of scientists, historians and explorers create an engrossing account of the two contrasting adventures.

Highly recommended to all lovers of extraordinary documentary series that tells the tales of these extraordinary men who risked everything for the name of exploration and science. Riveting!






 
 



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