Across the Ice – The Greenland Victory March

Year: 2013

Director: Sebastian Copeland

Playing time: 53 minutes

Language: English

In 2010, Sebastian Copeland and Eric McNair-Landry crossed the Greenland ice sheet. During this journey of 2,300 kilometres they had to shelter from a huge storm in their little tent for over a week, and they set a new world record by travelling 595 kilometres on kite-pulled skis within 24 hours.

In 2010, Sebastian Copeland and Eric McNair-Landry crossed the Greenland ice sheet. During this journey of 2,300 kilometres they had to shelter from a huge storm in their little tent for over a week, and they set a new world record by travelling 595 kilometres on kite-pulled skis within 24 hours.

This documentary about their kite-ski expedition to Greenland is the second film by Sebastian, who has now been recording his expeditions in books, exhibitions, events and films for over ten years. Apart from being a film director and outdoor sportsman, Sebastian is an award-winning photographer who, through his work, untiringly focuses attention on climate change and sustainable growth. His work has been shown many times, for instance on CNN, at the United Nations, in museums and in National Geographic, Vanity Fair and People Magazine. Sebastian first started out by making music videos and commercials and, to give another example, he also created the film poster for ‘The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift’. In 2007, he won the title Professional Photographer of the Year with photos of his expedition to Antarctica. ‘If people can be made to fall in love with their world, then they will want to save it’, argues Sebastian.