Documentary series

Somewhere on Earth

40 x 52' and 40 x 26'
Since 2009
France 5

Season 7


Producer - Dominique PIPAT
Director – Scott SCHNEIDER
Photography – Manuel BLANCHE
Editor – Cécile LECANTE
Journalist – Anne VIRY-BABEL
Production manager - Candy CHEVALIER
Production Coordinator – Framboise ROYER-JACQUIER
Sound Mixing – Jean-Christophe CARON
Narrator – Jerry DI GIACOMO
Graphics – Seed Factory/ Alexis MARTINEZ
Original Music - Frank WILLIAMS / Benoît DANIEL / Olivier BODIN / Alain BERLOTY / Christophe HENROTTE
Post Production / Transatlantic Vidéo / Françoise DUBUISSON

Summary :

Iceland, on the confines of the Arctic Circle, is a fascinating island where an original, hardy breed of men and women live out their purest aspirations. A touching authenticity beats in the hearts of its inhabitants. They know that Nature here is uncompromising, so they have no other choice but to remain humble and to live thanks to what it can offer. Like this island, where the forces of the Earth are visible everywhere, the Icelanders feel free and independent.

Tayo VAN BOECKEL is a young Dutch glaciologist. He moved to Iceland to study climate warming. Iceland is a caldron and a fascinating land of experimentation for scientists who, like Tayo, are actively committed to the preservation of the Earth. Today, he is headed for a vast glacier field in the south to lead a scientific expedition.

Lea GESTSDÓTTIR GAYET was born here in Iceland 29 years ago. Her mother is French and her father, skipper of a fishing boat, Icelandic. She is a journalist and is presently doing an article on her native region, which is far off the beaten path.

Ten years ago, Sigurður JONSSON aka « Captain Siggi » gave it all up and bought a sailboat, The Aurora, to marry his 2 passions: the mountains and the sea. Thanks to his boat Siggi can share his favorite spots of the Westfjords with other sports and Nature lovers. Greenland, some 300 km to the north is a regular destination of his outings, but his favorite playground is still his own wild region. ilboat, The Aurora, to marry his 2 passions: the mountains and the sea.