The Blinding Sea in Nantes

The Blinding Sea in Nantes

The Université de Nantes, in Upper Brittany, France has just confirmed it will organize several events around the film, both virtually and live, during 2021. Working with the Canadian Studies network throughout France, Nantes may also help me coordinate additional screenings at other universities I have contacted, such as Toulouse and Grenoble-Alpes.

Brittany is a region with such a strong maritime history. At the same time, faculty, researchers and students at the Université de Nantes are very interested in the polar explorer/aboriginal relationships highlighted in the film.

Considering the many countries around the world with Canadian Studies programmes, there are good prospects of many more virtual and live screenings of the film, outside of North America.

The feature image at the top of this blog is a hand-coloured postcard of a steam locomotive crossing a bridge in Nantes, at the confluence of the Loire and Erdre rivers, back in the era of Roald Amundsen. The image is from the Library of Congress, in Washington DC.

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