"Arctic Exploration in Motion": A Film Festival Featuring Historic Arctic Film Footage

Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, the American Philosophical Society and The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum of Bowdoin College

Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 11:30am

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Place: The Academy of Natural Sciences This film festival will present rare, historic motion picture film footage drawn from a number of film archives. Footage being shown features Arctic explorers in action, Inuit working with explorers and involved in various pursuits, Western andInuit technologies employed by explorers, Arctic landscapes and wildlife, and scientific work. The organizers will offer brief commentaries, providing background information and context for watching the films and film clips, most of which are silent. This program is free and open to the public with the price of regular museum admission. It is included in the registration fee for participants in the "North by Degree" international conference on arctic exploration. See May 21 for information about the conference and links to download the program and to register online. Film Festival Organizers: Susan A. Kaplan and Genevieve M. LeMoine, The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum; Audrey Amidon, National Archives and Records Administration; and Audrey Kupferberg (Film Studies at SUNY Albany).