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In today's (Sunday) Boston Globe Arts Section there was an article about this film. The filmmaker and his film crew retraced the voyage by kayak. The original expedition was in 1881 and entailed starvation, mutiny, execution and cannibalism (the last one, just a rumor). The expedition started with twenty-four men but, three years later, only six survived.


See the write-up below:

1 pm

Abandoned in the Arctic

2007, 90 minutes

One of the most controversial and ill-fated Arctic expeditions was led by Army Lt. Adolphus Greely to Ellesmere Island in 1881. This film tells the story of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition through the eyes of Greely’s descendant James Shedd, who discovers dangers of his own as he retraces his great-great-grandfather’s journey. Producer Jeff Clark and director Gino Del Guercio introduce the film and answer questions afterward.

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