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Into the Cold: A Journey of the Soul -- Into The Cold--A Journey of the Soul retraces two men's dramatic expedition to the North Pole in sub-zero temperatures covering more than 400 miles on foot. The mission was carried out to commemorate the centennial of Admiral Peary's reach in 1909. A personal and harrowing journey of endurance and commitment, Into The Cold delves into the depth of the soul against the backdrop of the magnificent Great North. Less than 150 people have walked such distance to reach the pole on foot in the last century—by way of comparison, 77 people summitted Mt Everest on May 22nd 2008 alone. The film documents this rapidly vanishing environment: a hundred years from now, there will be no bicentennial expedition on foot to the North Pole, for the ice there will have long since gone... The film follows noted environmental advocate, photographer and polar traveler Sebastian Copeland through training in Minnesota and Los Angeles before embarking on the two months trip on the frozen ice cap with his partner Keith Heger. Considered by experts as the toughest in the world, seventy percent of North Pole expeditions are met with failure. From personal reflections to last minute preparations, the story shifts when the two men are dropped on the ice, faced with temperatures in excess of negative 50F degrees, alone within millions of square miles and armed only with their courage and determination.  The music and the Zen of void transport us inside the mind of an explorer and celebrates Man’s communion with Nature, underlying one poignant message: if the Great North goes, so does humanity…


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Sebastian Copeland ... Himself
Keith Heger ... Himself

Directed by
Sebastian Copeland 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sebastian Copeland 

Produced by
Sebastian Copeland .... producer
Mikhail Lapushner .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Sebastian Copeland 
Film Editing by
Matthew Booth 
Sound Department
Daniel Ben-Shimon .... supervising sound editor
Peter S. Carlstedt .... re-recording mixer
Editorial Department
Matt Dean .... assistant editor
Other crew
Lise Romanoff .... sales agent
Adam D. Wright .... distribution executive (uncredited)
Manuela Noble .... special thanks


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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Rare Journey to the Top of the World, 10 November 2012
Author: roman-525-64643 from United States

Sebastian Copelands film is an escape from our modern world. When was the last time you did that? Sebastians film hits on three nerves for me. Isolation/solitude, personal/corporate responsibility and beauty. I am grateful to Sebastian for taking this journey so i could experience it through his eyes since there is NO chance i could ever do it on my own. Simply for that, this movie is a MUST see. From the time you see him weighing and packing his gear to the moment he arrives on the North Pole, you can see every moment of his experience. I'm sure condensing that to 90 minutes was difficult enough. You'll leave the film feeling a little more thought provoked on why we are here and our place in this planet.

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