Babouchka
Babouchka

Babouchka

2015  |  52 Min

  • Director: Thierry Robert
  • Cast: Sebastien Roubinet, Vincent Berthet
  • Awards: Best Documentary Short Film – Barcelona Planet Film Festival 2016, Nerves of Steel Award - The Sea Calls - Saint Petersburg 2014, Extreme and Environmental Award - European Underwater Image and Environment Festival Strasbourg 2014, Best Adventure Film & Young Jury Prize - Sea Screens Festival Dunkirk 2014, Exploration Award - International Maritime Film and Exploration Festival Toulon 2014, Exploration and extreme adventure Prize - International Festival of Underwater Images and Adventures Antibes 2014
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In the summer of 2013, Sebastien Roubinet decided to cross the Arctic Ocean with Vincent Berthet onboard a catamaran-iceboat hybrid called Babouchka, capable of sailing on both water and ice. After his failed attempt in 2011 to be the first in the history of mankind to cross the Arctic Ocean in a sailing vessel without any assistance, will Sebastien finally manage to cross it? Or will the hostile weather conditions, frostbite, and depleting resources get the better of them? Find out in this documentary packed with stunning visuals of a less-explored region.

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