Encounters At The End Of The World (2007)
Release Date: 01 September 2007
Filmmaker Werner Herzog travels to Antarctica to meet the men and women who call this icy wilderness home, and share the continent with wildlife including the penguins. Based at the McMurdo research station, the director finds colourful characters everywhere he turns including the driver of the vehicle known as Ivan the Terra Bus, which is able to operate in these harsh conditions, and a researcher who has a seemingly inexhaustible supply of anecdotes about her globe-trotting antics. Diving beneath the frozen surface, Herzog also captures the serene beauty of the creatures which live underwater in sub-zero temperatures, thriving where few dare to venture.