Thursday, October 25, 2012

Our Hero brings John Rae to Explorers' Club

Our Hero is looking forward to giving a talk called Return to Rae Strait at the Explorers' Club in New York City. It happens Saturday evening, December 1, as part of the club's inaugural Polar Film Festival. This past August, for the first time in 13 years, Ken revisited the site where he erected a plaque in 1999. It marks the spot where explorer John Rae discovered the final link in the Northwest Passage. Ken will also introduce Passage, a feature-length docudrama based on his award-winning book about Rae, entitled Fatal Passage. Polar adventurer Stefan Kindberg organized the three-day festival. It will include a traditional welcome by Inuit culturalist Aaju Peter; filmmakers John Houston and Jon Bowermaster introducing their latest documentaries; and a screening of Jeff Orlowski's film Chasing Ice, which captures a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. Besides books and DVDs, displays will include Inuit art and Arctic paintings by Sheena Fraser McGoogan.

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