The last continent

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: Blu-Ray 2011
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The land-mass of the title, of course, refers to Antarctica, and in referencing the finality of it, the directors are referring to its status as the last "unconquered" continent, and the last to be receive full exploration. The crew at the heart of this film - a cadre of scientists, documentarists and boatmen - hit the Antarctic waters in a seabound vessel for 430 days, to evaluate the impact of global warming on the ecosphere. As the voyage unfolds, danger and risk abound; at one point flattening winds surface and threaten to end the lives of all aboard by breaking the ship apart on nearby rocks. Meanwhile, the stated impact of gradual warming on local fauna becomes utterly and readily apparent as the voyagers note that ice floes typically used by seals as a locale to birth calves are now absent, the warm temperatures unable to sustain them. As winter sets in, the film hones in on fabulous, breathtaking marine life thriving beneath the subthermal ice - which provides yet another reflection on the devastation that will occur if the drastic climate change continues to transpire. This film represents an unofficial companion piece to director Jean Lemire's documentary The White Planet, in which he films the environment and its inhabitants in the area ensconcing the South Pole. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Scientific expeditions -- Antarctica.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Port Washington, NY :Entertainment One,2011
Edition Blu-ray.
Contributors Lemire, Jean.
Sutherland, Donald, 1935-
Leclerc, Martin.
Cyr, Mario.
Menghi, Stéphan.
Grou, Michel.
Leclerc, Simon.
Séville Pictures.
Entertainment One (Firm : India)
Glacialis Productions.
Participants/Performers Narrator, Donald Sutherland.
Other Contributors Cinematography, Martin Leclerc, Mario Cyr, Stéphan Menghi ; editor, Michel Grou ; composer, Simon Leclerc.
Language English
English or French dialogue; French subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes Title from container.
Release date: Apr. 12, 2011.
Originally produced in 2007.
Bonus features: 11 featurettes.
System Details Blu-ray (requires Blu-ray player); 1080p High Definition 1.78:1; DTS HD Master Audio/5.1 Dolby.
Description 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1417234814
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