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Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 2013

I was actually on my knees and I was crying. That’s how beautiful it was to me.
– An Antarctic worker, on being there
This highly personalized encounter has the effect of demystifying the place, but it never trivialises it. We sense the importance of the research, and there are understated references to the effect of climate change and the continent’s uncertain future politically. But above all this, it leaves the wonder intact. There are moments when what Powell’s cameras have captured will bring you to tears. Which is why you need to see it in the dark, on a big screen.
– Helene Wong, 22 July 2013 Listener review
I've seen a few documentaries about Antarctica, I don't know about you, but to me it is by far and away the best I've ever seen.
– Graeme Hill on RadioLIVE
To say it's the next best thing to going there sells it short. For all its of unassuming ambition, this is an extraordinary achievement that reinvigorates our sense of wonder about the natural world. Make a point of seeing it.
– Peter Calder in a five star NZ Herald review, 3 October 2013