Documentary filmmaker Mark Terry, president of Polar Cap Productions, Inc., took a
team to Antarctica last December and January to document the recent findings made by
the world’s scientific community during International Polar Year.
The documentary will focus on new discoveries made related to the ozone hole, the
diminishing populations of penguins and other marine life, the greening of the world’s
largest desert, warming temperatures, glacial melting and increased world sea level.
Featuring interviews from polar scientists from Canada, the US, the UK, Ukraine and
Russia, a global cross-section of research on climate change will be presented.
One of these featured interviews will be with Dr. David Ainley, renowned penguin
scientist who has devoted 40 years to penguin research, 30 of those years in Antarctica.
Dr. Ainley was featured in Werner Herzog’s Academy-Award-nominated film,
Encounters at the End of the World.
“We were all stunned at the findings being made there this past year,” said
writer/director Mark Terry. “From penguin suicide to grass growing in the world’s largest
desert, the environmental face of Antarctica is changing faster than anyone had
previously thought – and the impact on us is imminent.”
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Tuesday, 26 May 2009 17:10
THE ANTARCTICA CHALLENGE: Reaches Out GloballyWritten by Karen Edwards
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