At Navy Pier the other day, we decided to see the IMAX movie "To the Arctic," by director Greg MacGillivray, narrated by Meryl Streep, with songs from Paul McCartney. We saw gorgeous scenes of icy cliffs and waterfalls, as well as birds, walruses, caribou, and a mother polar bear and her twin cubs as they survived the bitter climate of the Arctic.
The beautiful icy landscape is quickly melting away, with average temperatures rising faster there than anywhere else, causing difficulty for the polar bears to access food to survive. The ice sheets are disappearing, requiring the polar bears to swim long distances in search of food. The cubs are adorable and playful, but danger presents when a hungry male polar bear, deprived of food, begins to target them.
This IMAX movie shows us a fascinating world and calls upon us to think about conservation in new way.