Take another expedition to the end of the world and encounter the next important climate change documentary with Antarctic Edge: 70° South, for which we’re happy to premiere this new trailer. The documentary, directed by Dena Seidel, presents the work of the National Science Foundation’s Long Term Ecological Research Project at Palmer in the West Antarctic Peninsula. And from what I can tell from this footage, it’s as much an adventure doc as issue film. If you like what you see, it opens in New York on April 17, 2015.
Read some details via Seidel below and head to the First Run Features site for the full synopsis and more information.
In 2014, scientists declared West Antarctic ice sheet melt unstoppable, threatening the future of our planet. A group of world-class researchers is in a race to understand climate change in the fastest winter-warming place on earth: the West Antarctic Peninsula. Trekking through dangerous and uncharted landscape, these scientists push the limits of their research and come to terms with the sacrifices necessary to understand this rapidly changing world.