May 12, 2010

The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning.

The international award-winning documentary, The Antarctica Challenge, is an HD film that explores the past, present and future of scientific exploration on the world’s most mysterious continent with a focus on announcing the latest discoveries on the issue of climate change. From Ernest Shackleton‘s first scientific expedition 100 years ago to today’s scientists, old, new and yet unreleased data raise questions about what is happening on Antarctica and its impact on the rest of the world.

The trailer.


I just viewed the film. Wow. The cinematography was breathtaking. It is more of a science report—don’t worry,the information is fascinating and you’ll want more when the film is over—than a climate change documentary with an agenda. And I was left feeling hopeful that if we—the global citizens—work together, we can overcome this Antarctica challenge. I highly recommend it. Something I will share with my 9-year-old son.

Disclaimer: I am not a professional documentary film reviewer.


Recent winner of the coveted Kodiak Award for Best Documentary Feature Film 2010, The Antarctica Challenge has won 10 international awards (so far). Here are just a few others…

  • Los Angeles Award of Excellence 2010 | Best Documentary Film
  • Canada International Film Festival 2010 | Best Documentary Feature
  • The Yosemite Film Festival Silver Sierra Award 2009 | Environmental Films

You can purchase the DVD on Amazon or catch up with The Antarctica Challenge at one of their screenings. Please join their Facebook page and/or follow them on twitter @AntarcticaFilm.

If you’d like to arrange a screening of the film in your area–or be involved in Mark’s next project, The Polar Explorer–email [email protected].

Filmmaker, Mark Terry

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