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Antarctica: Ice and Sky

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From Oscar®-winning director Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) comes a stirring portrait of French glaciologist, Claude Lorius, whose groundbreaking research in Antarctica gave us the first clear evidence of man-made global climate change. Lorius discovered his destiny as a college student when he joined an expedition to Antarctica in 1955; land essentially untouched by scientific experiment. He would go on to participate in twenty-two expeditions during his long career, facing unforgiving conditions and brutal personal challenges that were rewarded with an amazing discovery: using ice cores thousands of meters deep, tiny air bubbles suspended in the ice reveal the composition of the planet’s atmosphere over nearly a million years. Through remarkable archival footage and stunning drone cinematography, Antarctica: Ice and Sky is an epic tale where science and adventure meet, equal parts contemplative memoir and an ardent call to action.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

Four Stars "Spectacular…honors the French glaciologist who foresaw global warming”



"An intimately diaristic depiction of hard work done well."



Four Stars



Four Stars



Cast & Crew
  • Himself : Claude Lorius
  • Narrator : Michel Papineschi
  • Director : Luc Jacquet
  • Producer : Richard Grandpierre
  • Executive Producer : Frederic Doniguian
  • Editing : Stephane Mazalaigue
  • Cinematography : Stephane Martin
  • Production Manager : Vincent Demarthe
  • Music : Laurie Anderson
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2016
  • Release Date : 01/20/17
  • Countries of Production : France
  • Languages : English, French
  • Running Time : 89 Minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 1.85:1
  • Sound : Dolby 5.1
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features

Making of documentary

Q&A wih Director Luc Jacquet at the Environmental Film Festival


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