Speechless – The Polar Realm


“Human use, population, and technology have reached that certain stage where mother Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence.” – Dalai Lama XIV

Speechless – The Polar Realm | 44 mins | In Film Festivals from May 2015

Beautifully filmed by New Zealand nature photographer Richard Sidey over the past decade throughout the Earth’s polar regions, Speechless – The Polar Realm is a non-verbal visual meditation of light, life, loss and wonder at the ends of the globe.

In search of an individual viewing experience aided by the absence of spoken narrative, Speechless – The Polar Realm guides this cinematic voyage through both powerful imagery of the natural world and a poignant, original score from composer and sound artist, Miriama Young, performed by Mirabai Peart and Ryan Francesconi.

“Powerful visuals and a compelling score. Truly does leave us Speechless”  – Paul Nicklen | National Geographic

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Film Festival Screenings – Dates & Times

Documentary Edge Festival 2015 – Auckland, New Zealand (more info & tickets)
Thu 21 May at 2.00pm | Rangatira at Q Theatre *World Premiere*
Sat 23 May  at 11.15am | The Loft at Q Theatre
Mon 25 May at 4.15pm | The Loft at Q Theatre

Documentary Edge Festival 2015 – Wellington, New Zealand (more info & tickets)
Fri 05 June at 2.30pm  | Cinema 1 at Roxy
Mon 08  June at 6.00pm | Cinema 2 at Roxy
Sat 13 June at 3.00pm | Cinema 2 at Roxy

CayFilm: Cayman International Film Festival 2015 (more info)
June 18 – 20 | Screening times TBA

Yellow-eyed Penguins in Rata Forest

Filming Locations

The Antarctic - Antarctic Peninsula | South Georgia | Falkland Islands | New Zealand’s Subantarctic Islands
The Arctic - Franz Josef Land | Svalbard | Iceland | Canadian Arctic | Greenland | Russia | Alaska

In the Media

Richard Sidey talks to National Geographic about Speechless.
Documentary Edge Festival – Top 10 Picks – Auckland’s Heart of the City

Film Posters | Click to enlarge & download

Speechless - The Polar Realm