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Abandoned in the Arctic, a new film by Gino del Guercio

Updated on: Feb 26, 2007 @ 3:50:00 pm

Abandoned in the Arctic
A new film by Gino Del Guercio and Geoffrey Clark
The film's executive producer, Geoffrey Clark will introduce the documentary on Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 4 pm in rm 223 of the Library followed by refreshments and hors d'oeuvres from 5:30 - 6:00 pm. The exhibit will be on the main floor of the library from March 1 - May 31, 2007. This event is free and open to the public.
About the film
In 1881, the U.S. sent two expeditions north as part of the first International Polar Year. One of those teams, the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition to Ellesmere Island, turned into the worst Arctic disaster in American history when Adolphus W. Greely led 24 men to a site just 450 miles from the North Pole and returned three years later with just five men. This film is a new documentary about that event and a modern expedition that follows Greely's tragic escape route home to gain first-hand knowledge of what went wrong.
For more information about the International Polar Year, please visit http://www.ipy.org/

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