It’s also surprisingly poignant to hear people rattle off the simple things they miss, such as fresh cauliflower, a bath and the sound of falling rain. Ratings Guide: Four stars masterpiece, three stars very good, two stars OK, one star poor, no stars waste of time. More information about formatting options, ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. 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. Animas Valley Balloon Rally lifts off Friday morning north of Durango. Powell includes some incredible footage of living quarters piled high with drifting snow – blown in through the imperceptible cracks around the windows. These self-described eccentrics, who include Powell’s wife, Christine, come on camera to talk about what life is like living year-round in Antarctica. That’s really what makes “Antarctica” so moving. Contains some mildly disturbing thematic elements and a bit of coarse language. Antarctica is a starkly handsome place, to be sure, but its hardships seem to take some getting used to, judging by the comments of the film’s subjects, all of whom readily admit that 12 months at the bottom of the world isn’t for everyone. Summary: ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. Bellingshausen and Lazarev became the first explorers to see and officially discover the land of the continent of Antarctica. Environmentalist Mona Samari presents a summary of the proposals, negotiations and importance of creating marine protected areas (MPA) in the Ross Sea and East Antarctica. Rated PG. 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. Click here. “Antarctica: A Year on Ice” is not your normal nature documentary. A scene from the documentary “Antarctica: A Year On Ice.”, Netflix halts production in New Mexico amid virus cases, Jeff Bridges says he has lymphoma, cites good prognosis, VIDEO: Footage captures Jeep falling off Black Bear Pass, Bayfield hunter encounters mountain lion: ‘Be good, kitty’, Following GPS route, 30-foot box truck becomes stuck on Engineer Pass, San Juan College to host free tax webinar, Four arrested during drug raid at Cortez motel, Report a paper delivery issue/suspend delivery. Allowed HTML tags:
- . Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film … Ring in the new year with penguins, elephant seals, and first-landing buzz. Continental High Latitude Coast: Coastal areas in the deep south 70°S + Cold winters and short cold summers, approx. Then there’s the weather, which includes, over the average winter, one Category-1 storm every week, one Category-3 storm every month and one Category-5 storm every season. 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. Sign up for our daily email newsletter or to receive breaking news delivered to your inbox: Choose from several print and digital subscription packages, © 1996–2020 Durango Herald | Ballantine Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (3). (That’s the U.S. research center where much of the film was shot.). The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Plot Summary: ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. 91 minutes. The Ice Lake Fire started Monday west of Silverton. But it is the simple glimpses of ordinary life in an extraordinary place that are the most stirring moments in the film. Antarctica was not always cold, dry, and covered in ice sheets. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers. More than 170 million years ago, Antarctica was part of the supercontinent Gondwana. 660km (410 miles) from the nearest coast. What makes “Antarctica” unusual is that it focuses not on wildlife, despite a few requisite scenes of penguins, but on people. Over 200 people took part in the Women's March on Saturdaythat started at the train station and ending at Buckley Park. They’re not what Powell calls the “people you see on the National Geographic Channel,” but the firemen, mechanics, office administrators, retail store clerks, pilots and chefs who keep McMurdo Station running. of snow) in the morning. Director: Anthony Powell. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Glaciers shed ice with an echoing roar and waterways are alive with feeding and breaching whales. Keep in mind that the seasons here are reversed from what we know in the Northern Hemisphere. Inland on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, approx. ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE gives testament to the planet’s natural wonders, humanity’s thirst for adventure, and the emotional extremes that accompany a year within the last pristine wilderness on the planet. First-time feature documentarian Anthony Powell, a year-round denizen of Antarctica for many years, where his day job involves setting up and maintaining communications equipment, turns his lens largely on the “winter-overs” like himself – meaning the hardy few workers who stick around when the highly transitory population drops from around 5,000 in summer to below 700, along with falling temperatures.