‘The Frozen Road’ Documents the Unforgiving Emptiness of the Last Great Wilderness

The Frozen Ocean, a Special Jury Mention winner at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, documents filmmaker Ben Page‘s journey into the Canadian Arctic by bicycle. As Page describes it: “The Frozen Road is an honest reflection on my solo trip; of the wonder, terror and frustration I experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world’s ‘last great wildernesses.”

 

The Frozen Road (Full Film) from Ben Page Films on Vimeo.

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From the Filmmaker: Self-shot and edited whilst cycling around the world, this short film charts my winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as I completed my bike ride up the American continent. Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, I sought an adventure of perfect solitude. Yet, as I came to realise, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romantic images I’d held of this land. The Frozen Road is an honest reflection on my solo trip; of the wonder, terror and frustration I experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world’s ‘last great wildernesses’.

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