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Documentary Film Series Highlighting the Impacts of Modernization and Climate Change on Northern Environments and Indigenous Health and Culture

Quebec City – The ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence and the Nasivvik Research Chair present the final showing of the Northern Documentary Film Series focusing on the impacts of modernization and climate change on the Arctic environment and indigenous health and culture. Presented free of charge at Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, Université Laval on a monthly basis, these fascinating glimpses offer a rare opportunity for the public to experience stories of the North through a unique cinematic lens.

To close the series, the documentary Arctic Bloom, À l’orée de la banquise, devoted to the Green Edge research project, will be presented on Thursday, June 15th. Climate change is creating a profound transformation in the Arctic Ocean. An international team of scientists is trying to understand the impact of these dramatic changes on the first link of the Arctic marine food chain - the phytoplankton. The Green Edge project, led by the French National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR) in partnership with Laval University, is studying the growth of these micro-algae which multiply in spectacular ‘blooms’ during the melting of the sea ice in the boreal spring. These tiny organisms play an enormous role in the Arctic marine ecosystem. From an ice camp about twenty kilometers from the Inuit community of Qikiqtarjuaq as well as aboard the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, the NCSR scientists collect their samples to help us understand this changing ecosystem and the implications.

Follow in the footsteps of the researchers during the documentary Arctic Bloom, À l’orée de la banquise for a fascinating glimpse into the world of oceanography. Come and enjoy breathtaking images and after, discuss the issues presented with Julie Sansoulet, Research Engineer at NCSR and Communication/Humanities Coordinator, and Joannie Ferland, Research Assistant at Université Laval and Scientific Leader of the ice camp.

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Screening of the documentary Arctic Bloom, À l’orée de la banquise (Bilingual, 52 minutes)

  • Date : June 15
  • Time : 7:00 PM
  • Location : Room Hydro-Québec, Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, Université Laval
  • Address : 2325, rue de l'Université, room 1506, Québec, QC, G1V 0B3
  • Free parking is available in front of Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins