Antarctica: A Year on Ice

  • Screening Dates: 27th March 2014, 8 pm  //  3rd April 2014, 6 pm
  • Starring: Anthony Powell, Genevieve Bachman, George Lampman, Tom Hamann, Christine Powell, Casey O'Brien, Keri Nelson, David Prutsman, Peter Lund, Andrew Velman, Michael Christiansen
  • Directed by: Anthony Powell (feature debut)
  • Running time: 92 minutes
  • Rating: Exempt (Documentary)
  • Language: English
Synopsis:

Experience another world.

New Zealand documentarian Anthony Powell gives a visual chronicle of the seasons in Antarctica. A self-taught photographer, Powell has built his own equipment to survive the harsh conditions and capture time-lapse imagery.

“Filling the giant screen with stunning time-lapse vistas of Antarctica, and detailing year-round life at McMurdo Station and Scott Base, Powell’s documentary is a potent hymn to the icy continent and the heavens above…  Powell has been a regular denizen since 1998, working three years at Scott as telecom technician, another six winters at the US base McMurdo as a satellite engineer, and subsequent summers in other technical roles. Determined to convey the primal splendour of the environment – and humanity’s tenuous foothold there – Powell, a self-taught photographer and filmmaker, designed and built camera systems that could function in the extreme cold of the Antarctic winter.” (New Zealand International Film Festival)