antarctic encounters

encountersmovieJust watched the documentary, Encounters at the End of the World (2007). Wow! It’s a wonderful movie, full of fantastic images. I especially enjoyed all the video footage of and by the brave SCUBA divers who explore untethered below the vast, thick cover of ice. The music that accompanies those underwater trips is also amazing. There is also great footage of the active volcano that I didn’t know was there in Antarctica: one of only 3 in the world where one can look into an active lava lake.

The doc is narrated with a quiet and friendly script by the filmmaker, Werner Herzog. His focus is on talking about the personalities of the people who choose to live and work in Antarctica and their reasons for doing so.


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