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The Great White Silence
The Great White Silence

Director(s): Herbert G. PontingUK108 min.1924
96%(9 ratings)
Accessibilitynot suitable for minors under 15 years of age
Languages (no words)
SubtitlesEnglish, slovak
Black and white / colourblack & white

Herbert G. Ponting filmed this documentary between 1910 and 1913 as the official cameraman on Captain Scott's famous "cursed" polar expedition to Antarctica during the "Battle of the South Pole". He powerfully depicts the expedition’s preparation and progress, glaciers, animals, and polar explorers relaxing. Especially the film’s ending packs an emotional punch, punctuated with lighter moments. Scott's ship Terra Nova set sail from Wales to New Zealand in June 1910. The expedition began in autumn 1911, and in January 1912 the polar explorers made the fateful decision to split into two groups... First released in cinemas in 1924 as a tinted version, the film was restored by the British Film Institute for the expedition’s centenary. IMDb web trailer
Projection of The Great White Silence at IFF Art Film 2023
Love & Anarchy
21. Jun
Film was already screened