Realscreen “Archive” Nat Geo Documentary Films directs “The Last Ice”, “Blood on the Wall”
National Geographic Documentary Films presents two feature film projects this fall, The last ice cream and Blood on the wall.
The last ice cream (photo) tells the story of Inuit communities in Canada and Greenland fighting to protect the rapidly disappearing Arctic.
As the sea between Canada and Greenland melts, the outside world sees “unprecedented opportunities”: oil and gas deposits, faster shipping lanes, tourism and fishing. But for the more than 100,000 Inuit who live in the Arctic, development threatens to “upset the balance between their communities, their lands and their wildlife.”
Shot over four years and featuring interviews with community leaders, traditional hunters, activists and youth, the film is part of Nat Geo’s global, multiplatform ‘celebration’ of its Pristine Seas project, which aims to help ‘protect the last wild places in the ocean. . “
The last ice cream has screened at film festivals around the world, including Movies that Matter and Mountain Film, and will premiere on the National Geographic Channel in October.
It is directed by Scott Ressler and produced by Enric Sala, National Geographic Explorer in Residence and Founder of National Geographic Pristine Seas. Brian Newell is a post-producer and editor, while Neil Gelinas is a producer.
The one-hour special Pristine seas (w / t), first presented in September, takes a look at the ocean conservation program founded by Sala in 2008.
From the coral reefs of Palau to the icebergs of the Russian Arctic to the kelp forests of the Juan Fernandez Islands, the special follows Sala and his team of marine biologists, explorers and filmmakers as they travel to help protect the oceans.
Elsewhere, Nat Geo will premiere Blood on the wall from filmmakers and production partners Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested on September 30 at 9 p.m. ET / PT.
The film explores internal and external influences on Mexico as it deals with key issues with Central American migrant caravans heading to the United States
With unprecedented first-person accounts of migrants on the road, farmers, drug addicts, security guards, journalists, presidents and diplomats, Blood on the wall recounts how traffickers, “corrupt politicians” and business interests “seized wealth and power, leaving ordinary citizens to fight desperately for their survival or need to flee elsewhere for a better life.”
Blood on the wall is National Geographic’s second collaboration with Junger and Quested after 2017 Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of Isis.