International communities of friendship like no others on earth inhabit the vast continent found at the South Pole. Join with like minded adventurers as Antarctica beckons you for a FREE screening of “Antarctica: A Year On Ice” at Thinking Tree Spirits, 88 Jackson St., Saturday, April 21, 2018, 6 PM seating, 7 PM showtime, 92 extraordinary minutes. Seating is limited. First come, first seated.
This documentary was ten-years in the making and then edited to a one-year in the life story featuring the best parts. Filmmaker Anthony Powell custom made critical camera components needed to survive the ravages of Antarctic weather for extended periods of time while continuing to capture stunning images. This film has received rave reviews worldwide and was recognized as the Best Documentary Feature at the EIFF in 2013.
A tailgating party with couches and flat screen on the snow covered ice under a blazing summer sun, an international film festival, marvelous humor, stars and awesome auroras are a few of the images that will cause you to burn with desire for an adventure in Antarctica. Those who have visited the north and south polar regions are few, but they are true believers in the quality of life found there.
There will be a Q&A following the screening headlined by Dr. Paul Cziko (zee-ko) on life below the ice where “Antarctica: A Year On Ice” was filmed. He is project leader of the McMurdo Oceanographic Observatory (www.moo-antarctica.net/) research project. The Observatory streams real-time HD video from 70 feet below the ice. Dr. Cziko studies how fishes survive in freezing seawater. The MOO project is hosted by the University of Oregon.
Paul Cziko, Ph.D. below the McMurdo Station ice in Antarctica.