Screening and Q&A at CoP22 Nov. 11, 2016
Please come see my film THE PURSUIT OF ENDURANCE
The documentary is based on an original idea, conceived by Luc Hardy, to retrace the 1914 Ernest Shackleton expedition to Antarctica. It is produced by Sagax Entertainment and co-produced by Puzzle Media.
Friday, November 11 at 15:00
The film is a 52’ documentary
Note that anybody can come to the Green Zone, especially to see the film.
You go through security and then they will give you a DAY PASS.
Film at 15:00
Q&A at 16:00
End at 16:30
Projection in GREEN zone
Central area in the back: “AREA M – CONFERENCE ROOMS”
Conference room #4 = Bouregreg
See plans below.
Admission is free.
In the heart of the Antarctic, nine adventurers are about to relive an extraordinary story. Their goal is to follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest legends of the golden age of polar exploration, Ernest Shackleton. They come from very different backgrounds, but one thing brings them together – a passion for adventure and testing their own limits of endurance.
Shackleton’s story is well known, as it highlights his incredible feats of bravery and leadership. In 1914, after the sinking of his ship, The Endurance, this hero saved his entire crew from a certain death, surviving for over a year in the harshest conditions possible and traveling over 720 miles to safety. One hundred years later our expedition sets out to explore the same sub-Antarctic islands of Elephant, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich by boat, ski, and pulka .
Aboard their ship, Australis, are an expedition leader, a veteran explorer, a former officer, a skipper, a polar guide, a scientist, two young soldiers, and a snowboarder. It is an expedition to remind us of the fragility of this highly endangered ecosystem, and to improve our understanding of these remote expanses. With them, you will relive the best, but also the most challenging, moments of this great adventure.
About Luc Hardy
Luc Hardy is a French-American entrepreneur and angel investor, author, and film producer, explorer, adventurer, and environmental advocate.
He is the President and founder of the advisory and investment firm, Sagax in Greenwich, CT. Luc is the founder of the environmental initiative, Pax Arctica, and Vice-President of the environmental and humanist NGO founded by Mikhail Gorbachev, Green Cross France & Territories.
Also a Member of The Explorers Club, he has led several eco-scientific expeditions mostly in the Polar regions. Luc Hardy is the author of several published books, including Antarctic Adventure (2005), Greenland Impressions (2007), Arctic Transitions (2008), and The Pursuit Of Endurance – On the shoulders of Shackleton (2015).
In 2015, he produced a documentary film about his expedition to the Antarctic Ocean, The Pursuit of Endurance - On the Shoulders of Shackleton, which was premiered in 2015 at the Focus Film Festival in Greenwich/New York (2015), the Angoulême French Film Festival, and at the United Nations (September 14, 2015).