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Adult Summer Reading Event Documentary Film: Exposure
June 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 3:00 pm, to watch the documentary film Exposure.
Eleven novice women explorers from the Arab World and the West embark on a physically and emotionally demanding journey to the top of the world on the rapidly disappearing Arctic sea ice. A film by award-winning filmmaker Holly Morris. The program starts at 3:00 pm in The Learning Center.
Against all odds and polar advice, a Muslim chaplain, a shy French biologist, a defiant Qatari princess and eight other women from the Arab World and the West attempt to ski across the melting Arctic sea ice to the North Pole. Director Holly Morris (The Babushkas of Chernobyl) and her crew capture the struggle of these audacious explorers, led by veteran polar explorer Felicity Aston, in what may be the last-ever over ice expedition to the Pole. But learning to navigate and survive in a polar environment wasn’t the only obstacle. This team skied the same icy terrain as the rarified community of predominantly white male polar explorers and scientists. At many points in the journey, their “place at the table” was in question. Representing the nations of Slovenia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, France, and the U.K., the team worked through profound differences in language, religion, communication, and culture to achieve a singular, common goal. In the end, four team members, including Sheikha Asma Al Thani of Qatar, became the first ever from their nations to ski to the North Pole.