Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Antarctica: A Year on Ice

New Zealand documentarian Anthony Powell gives a visual chronicle of the seasons in Antarctica. A self-taught photographer, Powell has built his own equipment to survive the harsh conditions and capture time-lapse imagery.

"Filling the giant screen with stunning time-lapse vistas of Antarctica, and detailing year-round life at McMurdo Station and Scott Base, Powell's documentary is a potent hymn to the icy continent and the heavens above...  Powell has been a regular denizen since 1998, working three years at Scott as telecom technician, another six winters at the US base McMurdo as a satellite engineer, and subsequent summers in other technical roles. Determined to convey the primal splendour of the environment – and humanity’s tenuous foothold there – Powell, a self-taught photographer and filmmaker, designed and built camera systems that could function in the extreme cold of the Antarctic winter." (New Zealand International Film Festival)

2013Rating: Exempt92 minsNew Zealand
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A Magical Esape to Antarctica

Unlike many documentaries of Antarctica that focus on the wildlife, this amazing movie gives an insight into the life of those hardy souls who spend 6-12 months in this harsh continent. With honesty and humour, the viewer is treated to the closest most of us will ever get to experience a year working at the bottom of the Earth. Add to that stunning footage...

5.0

Fantastic movie!

The time lapse photography helps to give an idea of what it's like to work in Antarctica - beautiful images, and the movie is compiled with a sense of humour. Don't miss this one!

5.0

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A Magical Esape to Antarctica

Unlike many documentaries of Antarctica that focus on the wildlife, this amazing movie gives an insight into the life of those hardy souls who spend 6-12 months in this harsh continent. With honesty and humour, the viewer is treated to the closest most of us will ever get to experience a year working at the bottom of the Earth. Add to that stunning...

5.0

Fantastic movie!

The time lapse photography helps to give an idea of what it's like to work in Antarctica - beautiful images, and the movie is compiled with a sense of humour. Don't miss this one!

5.0