The Arctic frontier explored in Barents Sea documentaries
Opening up the Arctic is a Russian goal, and the efforts to map and survey the frozen oceans are part of RTD’s series of Barents Sea documentaries. The film Arctic Prospects joins a survey ship as it charts the Russian continental shelf as part of the country’s Arctic territorial claims. The claims are linked to the search for oil and other natural resources. The dangers of exploring for oil in the Arctic are highlighted in the documentary Cold Rush about life on a drilling platform. The film Arctic Limbo examines the loneliness of the weathermen living in the remote frozen wastes with resupply only once a year.