Mary Simon, former president of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and former Canadian Ambassador for Circumpolar Affairs:
“My interest in The Blinding Sea, and the reason why I am pleased to offer comments, is because through this film and your work, George, you have documented some vital elements in Inuit history and our relationship with some of the early explorers, especially Roald Amundsen, clearly the most successful Arctic and Antarctic explorer.
“This film is important. The Blinding Sea credits Inuit with much of Amundsen’s success.
“It documents his early preparations for lengthy and dangerous Arctic exploration by learning lessons from other explorers and accepting their advice and observations – that those who worked with the Inuit, who befriended them, who earned their trust and sought and followed their guidance and direction – survived.
“And he also learned and accepted that those who ignored the Inuit often perished….”
Sons of Norway: “The Blinding Sea – a gorgeous documentary about Roald Amundsen’s life, loves and legacy.”