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The Antarctica Challenge (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 7 June 2009 (Canada)
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An up-to-date look at the climate change research currently being done by the scientists stationed in Antarctica.


Mark Terry


Mark Terry
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Credited cast:
Mark Terry Mark Terry ... Narrator / Swimmer
Daniella Rubeling Daniella Rubeling ... Sub-Antarctic Botany Researcher
Alexandra Shackleton Alexandra Shackleton ... Granddaughter of Sir Ernest Shackleton
David Ainley David Ainley ... Marine Ecologist and Penguin Scientist
Peter Convey Peter Convey ... Senior Research Scientist (as Dr. Peter Convey)
Jonathan Shanklin Jonathan Shanklin ... Meteorologist (as Dr. Jonathan Shanklin)
Geoffrey Carpentier Geoffrey Carpentier ... Ornithologist
Yeugeny Karyagin Yeugeny Karyagin ... Seismologist (as Dr. Yeugeny Karyagin)
Laura Grange Laura Grange ... Marine Biologist (as Dr. Laura Grange)
Robert Mulvaney Robert Mulvaney ... Glaciologist (as Dr. Robert Mulvaney)
Julian Scott Julian Scott ... Geophysicist (as Dr. Julian Scott)
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An up-to-date look at the climate change research currently being done by the scientists stationed in Antarctica.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A Global Warning




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Did You Know?


In crossing the Drake Passage en route to Antarctica from Argentina, the production's ship was dangerously tossed around by 30-foot-high waves, damaging equipment but leaving all crew unharmed. See more »


Marine Ecologist and Penguin Scientist: We're too late, by 20 years.
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Alternate Versions

In addition to the 45-minute version for Canadian television, there is a 52-minute theatrical version for release in Europe and the US. See more »


Referenced in The Hour: Episode #7.46 (2010) See more »

User Reviews

Stunning Cinematography mixed with Jaw Dropping Reality
27 July 2015 | by harmonysweetSee all my reviews

The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning takes a sobering look at the Antarctic region, revealing the devastation to both life and land caused by global warming. Mary Terry combines breath-taking cinematography with factual scientific data, expert interviews, and historical records, to open our eyes to the realities of how our actions are negatively impacting our earth. It is no wonder the film has won eleven (or more!) international film festival awards and was featured at the United Nation's Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen. And today, The Antarctica Challenge - A Global Warning continues to be featured at universities and educational institutions across Canada and around the world. This film truly is a MUST SEE for everyone.

NOTE: Be sure to hang around after the credits for a special surprise!

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Release Date:

7 June 2009 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

I proklisi tis Antarktikis See more »

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Antarctica See more »


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CAD400,000 (estimated)
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