Sebastian Copeland's Into The Cold: A Journey of The Soul retraces an exhilarating and dramatic 400-mile adventure across what experts refer to as one of the most challenging geographical environments in the world: The Great North. This film, which was premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and since received numerous awards, follows noted environmental advocate, photographer and polar traveler Sebastian Copeland and his partner, Keith Heger for an expedition that tests commitment, courage, bravery and survival. The mission was carried out to commemorate the centennial of Admiral Peary’s reach in 1909 and showcase the rapidly vanishing environment of the North: one hundred years from now, there will not be a bicentennial expedition on foot to the North Pole, for the ice there will have long since gone due to the effects of climate change.
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British French American Sebastian Copeland is a world-renowned polar explorer, climate researcher, environmentalist, photographer and author. His personal commitment to fight for the protection of our environment and relentless pursuit of a sustainable future has led Sebastian to focus on visual arts as a tool for documenting social change by re-tooling his climbing and mountaineer adventure skills for polar exploration.
Copeland was twice named Photographer of the Year and has addressed the U.N., governments, universities, and Fortune 500 companies to warn of the systemic transformations taking place in the polar regions and their geopolitical consequences. Sebastian’s work has been featured in National Geographic, GQ, Marie Claire, Elle magazine, Vanity Fair, Outside, American Photo, The New York Times, People Magazine, USA Today, Paris Match as well as on NBC, CBS, NPR, CNN’s Larry King Live, and hundreds of other international media outlets and publications.
Sebastian Copeland’s activism efforts for social change have granted him a seat on the Board of Directors for the US Branch of Mikhail Gorbachev's Green Cross International as well as Shine On Sierra Leone. His work has also been recognized three times at the International Photography Awards in 2006 and 2007, most notably the Professional Photographer of the Year award for his bestselling book Antarctica: The Global Warning. In 2019, Copeland was awarded by French President Emmanuel Macron the National Order of Merit.
Visit his website http://sebastiancopelandadventures.com/