Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Antarctica: A Year on Ice

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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)

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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...

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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
1

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
1