The Damocles Programme and the Tara expedition are an extraordinary scientific and human adventure in the heart of a fascinating region of the world which, unfortunately, is undergoing complete disintegration: the Arctic - an environment heavily impacted by the current climate change. The plight of the Arctic is conveyed to the viewers by means of evocative images and a dramatic tension that well serves the aim of showing the weather changes currently in progress and presenting possible solutions for modifying the effects of this inevitable climate revolution.
Tara is a moving lab, a vessel equipped to explore extreme environments. The purpose of the Programme, shared by ten European countries, Russia and the USA, is to exhaustively monitor ice, water and air indicators in order to diagnose the health of the Arctic.
A cameraman sets sail together with the scientists to follow the whole expedition. Phase I lasts for six long months and covers the entire winter period, at the end of which the first crew is replaced by a second one that will remain on site until early summer.
Water (ice, clouds, the ocean, etc.), Air (wind, storms, gas), Fire (the Sun, radiation, etc.) and Earth are the main characters in the film, which also avails itself of compelling 3D images, computer graphics and digital visual effects to better explain the scientific aspects. If no corrective action is taken, the future will bring an increase in sea levels, desertification, floods and wave after wave of climate refugees. This is the message conveyed by the Arctic, a sensitive indicator of the health of our planet.