A PRISONER OF THE ICE

The year is 1962. We are in the midst of The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. Both superpowers fear a nuclear missile attack by the enemy, and civil citizens are learning how to seek into closed shelters in case of an attack. The risk of a third world war is real.

While the Soviet Union has managed to place missiles on Cuba less than two hundred kilometers from American territory, the US is also exploring new ways to surprise the enemy.

In Northwestern Greenland, one of the most remote places on Earth and part of the kingdom of Denmark, the US army has build the Thule Air Base. And 200 kilometers further east, army engineers and researchers are working at an extraordinary military base placed eight meters beneath the inland ice.

Powered by one of the first mobile nuclear plants in the world and housing up to 200 men, this ‘Camp Century’ is officially constructed to explore man’s ability to work and fight under extreme conditions.

But what ideas are really hidden beneath the ice?
Today, almost 60 years later, Greenland and the Arctic region is once again the scene of a Cold War between superpowers. Climate change is opening up new trading routes, and military presence is increasing.

What can we learn from the past? Could the secret ideas and plans of Camp Century become a future reality? Or should we expect something completely different?