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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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The time-lapse sequence in the film of the ice pressure ridges changing shape took 5 months to capture, and lasts about 8 seconds on screen. 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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Great place to find your Humanity
9 October 2013 | by (Florissant, Colorado) – See all my reviews

After watching Antarctica: A Year on Ice, you'll run out of superlatives to describe the experience, I still have a hard time explaining my experience over there due that people that have not been there can't really get it. But this Movie will give you a glimpse of the experience one have or will have if you get to be there.

But really How do you share your thoughts about a place which defies description? a place vital to our planet, but which the vast majority will never go there.

Why The title? After a few Combat tours one does lose some Humanity but working in Antarctica it help me deal wit the war demons. It was my experience but each person is different

Eventually I may go back wit my wife :D


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