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Discoverer is a documentary about the British Army Antarctic Expedition. It follows their progress starting with a crossing of the notorious Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula, where ... See full summary »

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Discoverer is a documentary about the British Army Antarctic Expedition. It follows their progress starting with a crossing of the notorious Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula, where they carried out scientific work from areas never sampled before. They are also the first people on the Sumner Glacier and recorded the furthest south for any British military yacht. While there they endured many forms of hardship - gales, blizzards, sub zero temperatures, icebergs, uncharted and shallow waters, mechanical failure, personal injury and a serious crevasse incident, as well as living in very cramped conditions aboard their expedition base, the yacht - Discoverer. Written by Anonymous

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Antarctic expedition overcomes adversity and achieves Polar First


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Nominated in the Best Documentary Category of the International Filmmakers Festival of World Cinema 2009. See more »

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Himself - Coxswain: [Looking at pulk] I'm sure there's too much weight in there.
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This film is the genuine article.
21 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is the genuine article, made as it happened and with no possibility of prearranging or rehearsing anything you see on screen. You only get this quality of footage in a film made, like this one, by those who were on the expedition rather than by a "professional" film crew. But there is nothing amateurish about it. Prepare to feel very cold while watching this documentary; the arctic scenery is amazing. Prepare also to be impressed as one of the team describes, in very matter-of-fact terms, a near-death experience. Watching this film, you really do get something of the lived experience of an expedition to remote parts of the world. Watch it if you are interested in such expeditions; watch it if you enjoy documentaries about the great outdoors, but most of all watch it if you are fascinated at human bravery and enterprise.


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