One woman's strength and courage under the most extreme weather conditions.

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Dr. Jerri Nielsen
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John Penny
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Claire Furinski
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Sandy
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Dr. Ben Murdoch
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Sarah Kemp
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Based on the true story of Dr Jerri Nielsen who contracted breast cancer during her one year outpost at the South Pole. Just as winter approached and everything is on lock down for 8 months with no flights available in and out of the Amundsen-Scott station, Dr Nielsen had to find a way to treat herself whilst enduring harsh weather conditions and limited medical resources. Written by mahajanssen

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Nature would test her strength. Fate would prove her courage. See more »

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After her arrival, while walking to the compound, The luggage Dr. Nielsen carries, has a layer of snow sticking at the bottom. A few shots later, the snow is completely gone. See more »

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Referenced in The Daily Show: Susan Sarandon (2003) See more »

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A tale of survival
4 September 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about how a doctor working in a research station in the South Pole survive her health problems.

"Ice Bound" tells a fascinating life in the South Pole that little people know about. In such extreme conditions, solidarity and harmony are very important in the group for survival. "Ice Bound" portrays this life in much detail. It also shows how Dr Nielsen is transformed by such atmosphere, and how her health problems affect others to push their boundaries too.

"Ice Bound" is a tale of survival, both against external environment and internal (health) conditions. If there was a little more drama, or the pace made faster, "Ice Bound" would have been an even better drama.


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