Filmmakers Honored for Film, Arctic Tale

Breathtaking Imagery, Touching Story Brings Awareness of Global Warming’s Arctic Impacts to Millions

Sarah Robertson and Adam Ravetch are presented with the Lowell Thomas Award at The Explorers Club in New York (Photo by David E. Guggenheim)

NEW YORK, New York — Our good friends and colleagues Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson of Arctic Bear Productions and the Arctic Exploration Fund made their Hollywood directorial debut this year with the hit, feature length, theatrical film ARCTIC TALE. They were recently honored for this important achievement, and the important conservation message the film conveys, with the presentation of the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award at the Explorers Club in New York. The award is named in honor of famed adventurer and broadcast journalist Lowell Thomas and is awarded to those who have pushed the limits of discovery, knowledge and human endurance and have excelled in communicating the importance of exploration and the field sciences to the general public.

A story of unsinkable family devotion, unfolding courage and extraordinary survival, ARCTIC TALE takes audiences of all ages on an epic adventure inside an icy kingdom at the very top of the earth. There a bold little polar bear, Nanu, and a wily young walrus, Seela, are about to tackle the brave new world that confronts them with everything they’ve got. The storyteller of this unforgettable ARCTIC TALE, with a script written partly by nature itself, is Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah with music by Ben Harper, Aimee Mann and The Shins. The DVD, released in early December 2007, includes a behind-the-scenes look at the grueling work and seemingly insurmountable challenges of filming in the harsh environment of the Arctic.

As a compilation of Adam and Sarah’s incredible work in the Arctic, it can be said that this film was 15 years in the making. While incredibly entertaining and visually stunning, the film conveys important conservation messages facing the Arctic today, especially global warming. Our heartfelt congratulations to Adam and Sarah.

Sarah Robertson and Adam Ravetch, Directors of Arctic Tale

Donate to the Arctic Exploration Fund to help Adam and Sarah continue their important work in the Arctic.

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