The White Planet

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Official film description...

Filmmakers Thierry Piantanida, Thierry Ragobert, and Jean Lemire explore the unexpectedly complex ecosystem of the Arctic in a fascinating documentary that proves the vast frozen north is much, much more than simple ice and snow. From the polar bears, Arctic fox, and caribou herds that move across the blinding white surface of the land to the massive Beluga whales that navigate the icy waters below.

Piantanida, Ragobert, and Lemire's film seeks not to examine one particular life form, but rather to seek better understanding of just how life continues to thrive in such an uninviting terrain by documenting all four seasons in the Artic. A breathtaking look at the aurora borealis boasts nature's beauty as few who live outside of this land may have ever experienced, and a thoughtful meditation on the ebb and flow of life there reveals a remarkable array of life-forms that could well rival the Galápagos in terms of ecological diversity.

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Awards: 2 nominations.
IMDb User-Rating: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes User Rating: 5.4/10

Technical information and screening rights...

Original title: La Planète blanche
Directors: Jean Lemire, Thierry Piantanida and Thierry Ragobert
Country: Canada, France
Release Date: 2006
Run Time 86 minutes
Language (Audio): English
Language (Subtitles): French
Age rating: recommended for age 6 or older

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