TWO MEN. ONE MISSION. THE TOUGHEST EXPEDITION ON EARTH.
RPGApr 27, 2011 15:10 EDT
As part of Earth Day 2011, Sebastian Copeland's award-winning documentary (and Tribeca Film Festival favorite) INTO THE COLD: A JOURNEY OF THE SOUL was released on DVD, allowing audiences worldwide to share his journey to the North Pole; One of the toughest expeditions on Earth and one that will one day soon no longer be achievable due to climate change. This is truly an amazing film with a powerful message, and the first HD documentary showcasing such footage of the North Pole.
The film follows adventurers Sebastian Copeland and Keith Heger through intensive physical training before embarking on a harrowing journey to the North Pole, the first HD documentary showcasing such footage. From personal reflections to last minute preparations, the story shifts when the two men are dropped onto the ice and faced with temperatures in excess of -50F degrees. The film is a love letter to the North Pole, showcasing its awe inspiring beauty and an expedition that will one day soon no longer be achievable.
“Reaching the North Pole was a childhood dream, one that will sadly not be afforded to children today,” said Copeland, who is both behind and in front of the camera in the film. “Images from The North Pole expeditions are very rare: it is a privilege to bring this exceptional beauty into people’s homes.”
The film features music by Mia Maestro, Meiko, Great Northern, Besnard Lakes, and Didier Lockwood. A portion of the profits will be donated to Global Green USA and The SEDNA Foundation. The DVD was made with 100% reusable materials and printed with Soy-Based Ink. The DVD also features Antarctica: The Global Warning - A Book Presentation.
INTO THE COLD: A JOURNEY OF THE SOUL is available on DVD for $24.95 on www.intothecold.org
Environmental advocate, photographer, and adventurer, Sebastian Copeland ventures more than 400 miles on foot through sub-zero temperatures on the frozen ice cap of the Arctic with only courage and determination to see him and comrade Keith Heger through a harrowing two-month journey to the North Pole. In the history of exploration, few have ever successfully made this voyage - one of the toughest feats known to man. A moving story of endurance and commitment, Into The Cold: A Journey of the Soul delves into the depth of the human soul against the backdrop of the magnificent Great North. Rarely has this part of the world been portrayed in such vivid and personal detail. Using the centennial of Admiral Peary’s 1909 reach as a touchstone, Into The Cold captures this rapidly vanishing environment while simultaneously transporting us into the mind of an individual facing insurmountable odds, celebrating Man’s communion with Nature, and underlying the poignant message: if the Great North goes, so does humanity.
Digitally Mastered in 5.1 Stereo Surround Sound
Price: $ 24.95(DVD)
Running Time: 87 minutes
ABOUT SEBASTIAN COPELAND
An award-winning photographer, author, and environmental activist, Sebastian Copeland has traveled to the world’s most far-reaching places to raise awareness on the effect of climate change in the Arctic and beyond. As an international speaker on climate change for over a decade, Copeland has addressed audiences at the United Nations, the General Assembly on Climate in New Orleans, amongst many others. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA Film School, Copeland’s early photography focused on fashion, advertising, and celebrities.
ABOUT THE SEDNA FOUNDATION
In 2010, Sebastian Copeland launched the SEDNA Foundation, a nonprofit organization with the mission of educating and empowering individuals, lobbies, and members of media and government on the urgency of global climate change and its damaging effects to our planet’s fragile Polar Regions.
Sebastian’s expeditions to Greenland, Antarctica and the North Pole have served as a significant source of inspiration for taking his role as environmental advocate one step further. SEDNA embodies Sebastian’s passion and commitment to protecting these fragile expanses of ice and wildlife, the future of which is in critical condition. For more information, please visit www.SEDNAfoundation.org
ABOUT GLOBAL GREEN
Global Green--the American arm of President Gorbachev's green Cross International was founded in 1993. With a mission to foster a safe and sustainable future, Global Green focuses on creating smart solutions to the climate crisis. From building green schools and affordable housing, to creating a blue print for sustainable developments in places like New Orleans, Global Green's programs create tangible solutions to reducing the carbon index. For the last eight years, Global Green has worked with the Hollywood community to advocate both domestically and internationally. Global Green is the only national environmental group headquartered in Los Angeles, and has additional offices in New Orleans, New York and Washington DC. For more information, please visit www.globalgreen.org
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