South (In the Grip of Polar Ice) (Southward on the Queste) (Shackleton's Expedition to the Antarctic
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South (In the Grip of Polar Ice) (Southward on the Queste) (Shackleton's Expedition to the Antarctic
In August of 1914, dogged Australian photographer Frank Hurley joined Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Trans-Antarctic expedition. Shackleton had hoped to make an historic first crossing of the icy continent while recording valuable scientific data, but when the men reached the bottom of the world, things didn't go exactly according to plan. The ship Endurance, which had been slated to explore the treacherous coastline after ferrying Shackleton and company to the Weddell Sea, became frozen in place between two gigantic ice floes. This silent film, first released in 1919 and then… More

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"While this film may run out of steam, Shackleton's bravery and that of his crew didn't and this is an undeniably fitting testimony."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film