It is a land of mystery, yet what happens here affects each of us. Through never-before-seen footage, our story takes viewers to the farthest reaches of this wild and majestic continent. It is the coldest, driest and windiest place on earth, with the harshest oceans. Yet, strange and wonderful creatures thrive there in astounding abundance. Antarctica is perfectly suited for the giant screen.
Using the latest underwater filming techniques, dive beneath the sea ice, more than 2 meters thick, to discover the alien world of its seabed : Thousands of purple starfish move to escape the trap of the growing ice and elaborate jellyfish dance a deadly dance. Swim alongside playful seals, fly over mountain peaks and vast penguin colonies, and witness the largest congregation of fin and humpback whales ever filmed.
Although so far away from us, Antarctica and the surrounding Southern Ocean play a vital role for the entire planet, regulating ocean currents, sea levels and its wild waters can absorb huge amounts of carbon. New scientific data reveal that dramatic changes are underway and that this land of pristine snow and ice is warming rapidly. Antarctica belongs to no one, but it will take global cooperation and collaboration to protect it and ensure the future health of our planet.
At the end of the world lies a magical continent, both remote and hostile, beautiful and awe-inspiring. It is thousands of miles away, but what happens here affects us all.
Antarctica is built around three editorial themes that run through the entire film :
– Discovery : We are just beginning to understand and reveal the secrets of Antarctica and the stories of the animals that survive and thrive there.
– Connection : Antarctica is the most extreme continent on our planet, and although it is thousands of miles away, what happens there affects us all.
– Hope : The story of Antarctica is one of global unity. It is the only place on earth where science and nature take precedence over everything else, with tangible conservation successes.