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.
“Breathtaking! Astounding! Entertaining and enlightening.”
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
THE NEW YORK TIMES
LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Extraordinary! Reinvigorates our sense of wonder about the natural world.”
THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD
THE SEATTLE TIMES
“Fascinating...dazzling arctic vistas and otherworldly sights...vividly depicts a way of life that most of us, fortunately or not, will never get to experience.”
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Feature Audio Commentaries with Director Anthony Powell
Outtakes and Behind the Scenes
Bonus Time-lapse Sequence
New Zealand Radio Interview
Saving Scott’s and Shackleton’s Huts
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