Antarctic Crossings: Postwar shorts
+ intro by BFI curator Patrick Russell
Antarctic exploration explodes into dazzling colour in this unmissable triple-bill.
- Total running time c.96min
35mm and 16mm
The resumption of Antarctic exploration in the 1950s was captured in dazzling colour by some of Britain’s finest documentary filmmakers. Don’t miss a rare Technicolor print of The White Continent (1951, 20min), about the Norwegian-British-Swedish Expedition to Queen Maud Land, shot by Thomas Stobart of Conquest of Everest fame. Plus Derek Williams’ Oscar®-nominated accounts of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition: Foothold on Antarctica (1956, 21min) and Antarctic Crossing (1958, 47min).
Please note: this programme contains scenes of animal cruelty.