Nordenskiöld’s Last Expedition

Nordenskiölds sista expedition

A documentary film on A. E. Nordenskiöld’s expedition to Greenland 1883.

All explorers want to be recognised by the legacy of their discoveries. What do you do when you are ahead of your time but your observations are ridiculed by your contemporaries?

Adolf Erik Nordenski.ld (1834-1901) was the first to sail through the Northeast Passage. He became the Columbus of the North and great public figure of his time. In 1883 he set out for his last expedition to Greenland. He was obsessed by the thought of finding a green valley on Greenland. There was no green valley. But there was black matter on the snow which Nordenskiöld named “Cryoconite”. He claimed it accelerates the melting process of the glacier.

Info

Title

Nordenskiöld’s Last Expedition

Original Title

Nordenskiölds sista expedition

Production Year

2017

Genre

Documentary

Length

59 min

Language

Swedish, Finnish, French

Crew

Director

Charlotte Airas

Writer

Charlotte Airas, Kimmo Kohtamäki

Cinematography

Aarne Tapola

Editing

Kimmo Kohtamäki

Sound Design

Pietari Koskinen

Music

Pessi Levanto

Producer

Kaarle Aho

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