• The Unknown Life of Antarctica

    The Unknown Life of Antarctica

    A Year Amid the Eternal Ice

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    The Unknown Life of Antarctica

    A Year Amid the Eternal Ice

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  • The Unknown Life of Antarctica

    The Unknown Life of Antarctica

    A Year Amid the Eternal Ice

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  • The Unknown Life of Antarctica

    The Unknown Life of Antarctica

    A Year Amid the Eternal Ice

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  • The Unknown Life of Antarctica

    The Unknown Life of Antarctica

    A Year Amid the Eternal Ice

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  • The Unknown Life of Antarctica

    The Unknown Life of Antarctica

    A Year Amid the Eternal Ice

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The Unknown Life of Antarctica

A Year Amid the Eternal Ice

a film by Lars Pfeiffer, Joanna Michna

The Unknown Life of Antarctica

2018 | 90:00 min

Original Title:
ABENTEUER ANTARKTIS – Ein Jahr im ewigen Eis

Content Categories

Documentary Series
2x45min or 90min
Synopsis
On King George Island, the gateway to Antarctica, five different nations operate research stations located in the most extraordinary of environments. Only together can researchers survive such hostile conditions.

King George Island on the edge of the coldest, loneliest continent on Earth. The island is the gateway to Antarctica. Located at its southwestern tip in an extraordinary landscape of rock and ice are research stations operated by five different nations: Chile, Russia, Uruguay, South Korea and China. Conflicting political views, motivations and cultures co-exist in the most confined of spaces. But in Antarctica you can only survive together. A special challenge in one of the most hostile parts of our planet. When researchers go to work on the island, everything has to be meticulously planned and organised – from food supplies to medical care. We get to know the crews and their families and we document their everyday life over the course of a year: from the Antarctic summer, when the international research teams come together to study the unspoiled environment and indigenous animals, to the winter, when only a few researchers remain behind in the stations. Left more or less to their own devices, this small community has to endure endless snowstorms and the relentless cold. How will our protagonists survive their visit to the end of the world?

Festivals/Awards
Winter Film Awards, USA
Cast and Crew
  • Director Lars Pfeiffer, Joanna Michna
  • Director of Photography Lars Pfeiffer
  • Editor Mark Broszeit
  • Sound Ruben Günther
  • Score Stefan Ziethen
Original Languages

English

German

French

Spanish

Russian

Korean

World Sales Company
NEW DOCS
Dasselstr. 75-77, 50674 Köln

Phone: +49 221 16819743

sales@newdocs.de
http://www.newdocs.de
Production Company
VISION AIRWAYS GmbH | Lars Pfeiffer
Friedensallee 26 , 22765 Hamburg
hi@visionairways.de
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