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In 2009, Sprague Theobald and his family set sail for the infamous Northwest Passage, the Arctic sea route connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. Since 1906 a staggering number have died trying. From Newport, RI, through the Arctic, down to Seattle, it would be a five month, 8500 mile trek filled with deadly danger from ice, predators, personal conflict and severe weather. Reuniting his children and stepchildren after a divorce fifteen years earlier, the family embarked with untold hurts, and unspoken mistrusts. Mother Nature’s fury, and personality clashes threatened to tear the crew apart. The Other Side of the Ice a film of survival, adventure and ultimately redemption. ~ ‘The Other Side of The Ice’ was an official selection at the Virginia Film Festival

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Release date: Mar 8, 2013
 
Runtime: 75 min
 
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  • 10
    The New York Times - by Nicolas Rapold
    This tedious chronicle has the interest level of a home movie of a vacation with bickering and yammering left intact. ...

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  1. Paul Owen

    This is a tale of two stories. The documentary’s main purpose is a chronological and visual mapping of a ship making a voyage through the Northwest Passage. Unbeknownst to myself, one of 30 or less that have completed the voyage. Quite a feat in it’s own right. The second story showcases the difficulties of the trip and most importantly the reconnection of the filmmaker and his children. You have to admire anyone who can write, direct, film, fund, all while managing the challenges of trekking across unknown territories. In the genre of documentaries, this is well worth seeing.