The Great White SilenceThe Great White Silence
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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.
|Film was already screened|