Antartica, 1939 – 1941
Length: 70 Minutes
Antarctica is a barren, ice laden, land that remains a mystery to explorers. In 1939 Admiral Byrd led an expedition via ship to discover and collect data on that perpetually winter touched landscape. “Antarctica, 1939-1941,” though silent, captures the viewer through striking images of landscape of the journey south as well as life on the base when they arrive. Scenes include the loading of their ship at the start of the journey, a stop at Pitcairn Island at the equator, men sledding and capturing and eating seal meat, a seaplane taking off, and plenty of panoramic shots of a camp near Rockefeller Mountains.