Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Not your usual travelogue, but a surprising exploration of the human soul and human needs.


Antarctica: A Year on Ice

ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. Capturing epic battles against hellacious storms, quiet reveries of nature's grandeur, and everyday moments of work and laughter, this unique documentary shows a steadfast community thriving in a land few humans have experienced. Using specially modified cameras and spectacular time-lapse photography, filmmaker Anthony Powell captures the splendor of the region like no film before. ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE gives testament to the planet’s natural wonders, humanity’s thirst for adventure, and the emotional extremes that accompany a year within the last pristine wilderness on the planet.

Winner! Calgary International Film Festival 2013 - Best International Documentary
Winner! Calgary International Film Festival 2013 - Best First Film, Documentary
Winner! Bel Air Film Festival 2013 - Best Documentary
Winner! Beckenridge Festival of Film 2013 - Audience Award
Winner! New Zealand Film and TV Awards 2013 - Best Documentary Cinematography
Anchorage International Film Festival 2013 - Best Documentary 2nd place
Documentary, Adventure, Bio-pic, Nature
Anthony Powell
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Filmmaker Anthony Powell has, he says, spent most of his adult life in Antarctica, living at the bottom of the world for more than 100 months (including nine very cold winters) spread out over a 15-year period. What his friends back home in New Zealand most want to know, he says, is "what's it like ...

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