Tara at La Rochelle from the 24th to the 30th of June


24 June 2008

Tara at La Rochelle from the 24th to the 30th of June

Tara will be at La Rochelle from the 24th to the 26th of June in the context of Sunny Side of the doc (International documentary trade fair).
For the occasion, a public showing of the 90 minute documentary “Tara, journey to the heart of the climate machine” will take place on Tuesday the 24th of June at 8 pm in the Auditorium of Encan. This screening will be followed by a debate with the members of the team.

Made under extreme conditions, this movie tells the daily life of this unprecedented mission. One discovers how the members of the crew, prisoners of the ice onboard Tara, fought continuously against the cold, the permanent night time or day time, against the movements of ice sheets or the storms that destroy the equipment that is threatened also by the bears who are led to the centre of the Arctic because of the pack ice disappearance. But beyond the feat, the documentary shows us that the scientific mission revealed a reality that is much more alarming than anticipated for the climate of Earth…

From the 27th of June to the 30th of June, Tara opens to the public of La Rochelle.

Guided tours of the schooner will take place on the 27, 28 and 29 June from 2 to 6 pm. On the 30th of June from 3pm to 5pm then in the evening from 7 pm to 10 pm at the same time as the evening of l’Aquarium.
Registrations will take place in the tent in front of Tara
An exhibition that relates the whole Tara Arctic expedition will be on display in the tent. From the journey up North, to Tara’s embedment in the ice, with the agonizing polar night and the important scientific campaign in April 2007 up until the exit from the ice, the exhibition is a diary of the expedition presented in 36 photos taken by Francis Latreille.

*A documentary made by Emmanuel Roblin and Thierry Ragobert
Coproduction: ARTE FRANCE, MC4, Tarawaka, Off The Fence, RTBF, Directorate General Research.European Commission (France, 2008, 1h30 mn)
This movie has received support from the Conseil Général de la Charente Maritime.