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Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013)

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A visually stunning chronicle of what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, and enduring months of darkness in the coldest place on Earth.

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This feature-length film reveals what it is like to live and work at the bottom of the planet, in Antarctica, for a full year. The story is not from the point of view of scientists, but of the people who spend the most time there; the everyday workers who keep the stations running in the harshest place on the planet. Filmed over 15 years by Frozen Planet photographer Anthony Powell, the film features a unique insiders point of view, with unparalleled access, and never before seen stunning footage of the deep Antarctic winters. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language
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28 November 2014 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$32,238 (USA) (28 November 2014)

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$287,761 (USA) (20 March 2015)
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Car batteries were often used to keep cameras running in temperatures as low as -60c / -75f ambient. See more »

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Anthony Powell: There's a saying among the women of Antarctica, "The odds are good, but the goods are odd."
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Escape to the magic of Antarctica
9 October 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Unlike many documentaries of Antarctica that focus on the wildlife, this amazing movie gives an insight into the life of those hardy souls who spend 6-12 months in this harsh continent. With honesty and humour, Anthony Powell treats the viewer to an insiders guide to some of the characters that call Scott Base or McMurdo Base their home for a season or two. This is the closest that most of us will ever get to experience a year working at the bottom of the Earth, but boy does it make you dream of going there yourself one day. Add to that some stunning footage of the untouched vastness of the Antarctic landscape, the night sky through the long winter nights, the ethereal shimmer of the Aurora and time-lapse videography and you get, in my opinion, a perfect 92 minutes of escapism to a place that most of us will never set foot on, but all of us should appreciate.


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