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)