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The Airship Norge’s Flight Across the Arctic Ocean (1926): South West Silents

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The Airship Norge’s Flight Across the Arctic Ocean (1926): South West Silents

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10 Mar, 19:00

The Courtyard, Hereford, Edgar St, Hereford HR4 9JR, UK

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In 1926 explorers Roald Amundsen, Lincoln Ellsworth and Italian airship constructor Umberto Nobile flew with 13 others in the airship Norge from Svalbard over the North Pole to Teller in Alaska. Theirs was the first undisputed crossing of the North Pole by air. It was also the most intensely photographed of polar expeditions, with movie cameras taking in the views from the ground as well as on board the Norge.

This visually stunning film has hardly been seen on the big screen since it first thrilled adventure-loving audiences over 90 years ago. It is a production with awe-inspiring images of technological triumph and some spectacular vistas of the frozen North. The Airship Norge’s Flight Across the Arctic Ocean (1926) is an incredible breath-taking experience. A perfectly preserved nitrate print in the Cinémathèque Suisse provided the material for this magnificent restoration by the Norwegian Film Museum. 

Screening produced by South West Silents for Borderlines 2022. With thanks to Nasjonalbiblioteket/The National Library of Norway. Live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne. 

The Airship Norge’s Flight Across the Arctic Ocean (1926)

(Luftskibet Norges Flukt Over Polhavet)

Director: Paul Berge 

Norway / 87mins / PG

Live Musical Accompaniment: Stephen Horne

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