Two photojournalists from NOOR travel across the Arctic for a single season. Filming in Russia, the US, Canada, Norway, and Greenland, they offer us a bird’s eye view of the new economic and military conquest of the Arctic made possible by global warming’s most visible effect – the melting of the polar ice caps.
Russia deploys its vast military power to protect its oil and mineral riches, while the fledgling efforts of other Arctic nations look small by comparison. At the same time, indigenous peoples have seen their living conditions turned upside down.
With its gorgeous images and first-hand accounts, the film steers a course between an old world that is disappearing and the new one just starting to emerge.
Their Northern marathon was made possible by the 9th Edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award, which is presented each year to support investigative photo-reporting around the world on human rights violations and the related environmental and geo-strategic issues.
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Reporting by Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir Van Louhizen, coproduced with NOOR for Arte Reportage.

Diffuseur / BroadcasterArte ReportageDurée / Duration26'Année / Year2018