Antarctica 3D: On the Edge Directed
Jon Bowermaster USA / 2014 / 38 minutes World Premiere
A CONVERSATION AND Q&A with Jon Bowermaster to follow
Times and Venues:
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Jon Bowermaster, Natalie Merchant
With a reputation as cold, forbidding and remote, Antarctica can also be a fragile place, home to an incredible variety of life along its edges. Join National Geographic explorer Jon Bowermaster as he and his team travel along the continent’s frozen coastline in Antarctica 3D, On The Edge.
The adventurers explore by sea kayak, ice-worthy sailboat and on foot to gain an up-close look and attempt to better understand just how the seventh continent is changing – and in some parts changing very fast -- in part due to a warming ocean. Meet scientists and the wildlife they study up-close and learn about the history of exploration and the continent’s future.
From its place anchoring the bottom of the globe, Antarctica might seem too frozen to have any impact on the rest of the planet. But the very fact that it is constantly changing – the sea around it freezing and thawing every year – makes it the planet’s beating heart, its rhythm intimately influencing the earth’s weather, ocean currents and climate.
A six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council and award-winning writer and filmmaker Bowermaster was recently named one of a dozen Ocean Heroes by the NGS. Author of twelve books, his companion book to the Jacques Perrin/DisneyNature film Oceans was published alongside the film’s U.S. premiere.
Jon’s most recent documentaries are Dear Governor Cuomo, a unique look at the controversy surrounding fracking in New York State and Antarctica 3D, On the Edge. Films in-production include Dear President Obama, Americans Against Fracking In One Voice,Free Swim: Maldives and “After the Spill.
Narrator: Tllda Swinton
Executive Producer(s): Gary Smaby
Producer(s): Jon Bowermaster, Don Kempf, Andy Wood
Director(s): Jon Bowermaster
Screenwriter(s): Jon Bowermaster
Cinematographer(s): Bob Cranston, Ken Corben
Editor(s): Jason Malkovich, Chris Rahm
Composer(s)/Music: Alice Nicholas Wood, New Songs: Natalie Merchant
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