Antarctica follows man’s thirst for exploration to the highest, driest, windiest, coldest continent on Earth. Audiences will marvel as they take a harrowing helicopter ride through icy crevasses and towering pinnacles; dive with the first humans to swim through a crystalline cavern submerged within a glacier; drill through centuries-old ice to unlock the secrets of Antarctica’s past; and join a company of penguins in a graceful underwater ballet.

Length: 38:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1991
  • Date Released:
    October 1991
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital, Fulldome
  • Distributor:

    K2 Studios

  • Produced By:
    Heliograph Pty. Corporation, Australian Film Finance Corporation, Museum of Science and Industry
  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: John Weiley, David Flatman
  • Director:  John Weiley
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Les Murray, Michael Parfit, John Weiley
  • Cinematography: Tom Cowan, Malcolm Ludgate
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Nigel Westlake
  • Editor: Nicholas Holmes
  • Narrator: Alex Scott
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Animals
  • Destination
  • Documentary
  • Nature



  • Prix due Jury, La Geode Film Festival, 1991
  • CINE Golden Eagle, Documentary, CINE Competition, 1995
  • IMAX Hall of Fame, 2006

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