|Antarctic Edge: 70° South
A film by Dena Seidel
72 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2015
A thrilling journey to one of the world's most perilous environments, Antarctic Edge: 70° South follows a team of scientists as they explore the West Antarctic Peninsula.
In the wake of devastating climate events like Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, oceanographer Oscar Schofield teams up with a group of researchers in a race to understand climate change in the fastest warming place on earth. While navigating through 60-foot waves and dangerous icebergs on a world-class icebreaker, the scientists travel to 70° south — to a rugged and inhospitable island called Charcot — with an arsenal of cutting-edge technology that will revolutionize how climate change is studied.
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"Fascinating! A one-of-a-kind collaboration that offers rare, beautifully shot footage of the Antarctic's rapidly changing environment." - Indiewire
"Like an IMAX film minus the giant screen, 'Antarctic Edge: 70° South' compellingly follows oceanographic scientists as they grapple with the escalating effects of climate change. Stirringly shot, intimately and vividly documented, it is a moving portrait of individuals who devote their lives to understanding the environmental shifts that all too soon might manifest themselves on our own altered shorelines." - Los Angeles Times
"Vivid and effective." - The New York Times
"Beautifully filmed...breathtaking! Exquisite, eye-popping cinematography. One of the most informative films shot in the polar regions since Robert Flaherty's groundbreaking epic 'Nanook of the North.'" - Earth Island Journal
"This cinematic call to action combines thrilling natural wonders with engaging glimpses of scientists at work. An extraordinarily beautiful and important documentary." - Women's eNews
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● Three Bonus Short Films: Tracking a Glacial Meltdown, Inside Ocean Glider Robots, The Women Behind the Gliders