An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure “To The Arctic 3D” tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.
We venture across floating ice with a mother polar bear and her two cubs as they struggle to survive; travel with a herd of caribou who journey for miles to their calving ground; plunge into the ethereal underwater world of waltzing walruses; and gaze across hundreds of miles of snow-bound peaks and a vast expanse of the Arctic Ocean, an exquisite spectacle of sapphire white.
To The Arctic tells the story of one mother polar bear’s determination to keep her cubs alive in the face of natural predators and a rapidly changing climate. The polar bear has become the symbol of change in the Arctic and our impact on the planet, but this story is not just about a species’ struggle for survival. Home to people, animals and sea creatures that thrive on this icy world of glaciers, the Arctic Circle is facing dramatic changes that threaten to disrupt this delicate balance of life.
With the power of IMAX film technology, To The Arctic transports us to the ocean and tundra of the far north to witness the majestic richness and complexity of this environment. The stunning beauty of the Arctic is palpable in this 40-minute giant screen film that aims to cultivate a sense of our connectedness, relevance, and impact on this special place—and of the Arctic’s influence on the rest of our planet.
Captivating, adventurous and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.
Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX® Filmed Entertainment present a MacGillivray Freeman Film, “To The Arctic,” a One World One Ocean presentation, directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray (“The Living Sea,” “Dolphins”). Filmed in 15/70mm IMAX ®3D, “To The Arctic” is written and edited by Stephen Judson (“Everest”), and produced by Shaun MacGillivray (“Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk”).
The musical score is by Steve Wood, with songs by Paul McCartney.
MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s foremost independent producer and distributor of giant-screen 70mm films with 35 IMAX® films to its credit. Throughout the company’s 40-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award® nominations and three films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame. “To The Arctic 3D” follows in the company’s long tradition of films known for their artistry and celebration of science, and for calling attention to the natural world.
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