After Antarctica

After Antarctica

USA

2021

105 min

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USA

2021

105 min

A journey across both poles, After Antarctica follows legendary polar explorer Will Steger’s lifelong journey as an eyewitness to the greatest changes to the polar regions. In 1989, an international crew of six explorers and scientists led by Steger set out to be the first humans to cross Antarctica by dog-sled. Their mission: to draw attention to the rapidly changing frozen continent and convince world leaders to renew the Antarctic Treaty, in order to shield Antarctica from industrial profiteers for the next 50 years. Now, as Steger ventures out onto the ice once again, at the age of 75 and into the Arctic tundra, he recounts the historic, death-defying journey that forever changed his life and led him to where he is today. Interspersing contemporary travels with riveting vérité archival footage, After Antarctica is a wilderness thriller that immerses us in the danger, tension, and sacrifice Steger and his team faced at every turn in order to complete their historic mission. As Steger treks into one more vast expanse at the opposite end of the Earth, his reflections crystallize into a profound cinematic memoir, a meditation on mortality, and a eulogy for the ice.

A journey across both poles, After Antarctica follows legendary polar explorer Will Steger’s lifelong journey as an eyewitness to the greatest changes to the polar regions. In 1989, an international crew of six explorers and scientists led by Steger set out to be the first humans to cross Antarctica by dog-sled. Their mission: to draw attention to the rapidly changing frozen continent and convince world leaders to renew the Antarctic Treaty, in order to shield Antarctica from industrial profiteers for the next 50 years. Now, as Steger ventures out onto the ice once again, at the age of 75 and into the Arctic tundra, he recounts the historic, death-defying journey that forever changed his life and led him to where he is today. Interspersing contemporary travels with riveting vérité archival footage, After Antarctica is a wilderness thriller that immerses us in the danger, tension, and sacrifice Steger and his team faced at every turn in order to complete their historic mission. As Steger treks into one more vast expanse at the opposite end of the Earth, his reflections crystallize into a profound cinematic memoir, a meditation on mortality, and a eulogy for the ice.

Original Language

English

Direction

Tasha Van Zandt

Camera

Tasha Van Zandt/ Sebastian Zeck

Editing

Don Bernier

Sound

Giosue Greco

Script

Tasha Van Zandt/ Sebastian Zeck/ Don Bernier

Producer

Sebastian Zeck/ Lisa Remington/ Amanda Spain/ Tasha Van Zandt

Filmmaker

Filmmaker

Tasha Van Zandt is a documentary director, cinematographer, writer, and Emmy-nominated producer who has documented stories on all seven continents. Her projects have been supported by SFFILM, Film Independent, and the Sundance Institute. Her documentary short film Tehachapi, co-directed with the artist JR, followed the creation of a participatory work of art in a supermax prison. Another short, One Thousand Stories, offered an intimate look into the creation of JR’s first-of-its-kind interactive mural, exhibited at the SFMOMA. Van Zandt has been commissioned by Time, The Guardian, HBO, Netflix, VICE, and National Geographic Expeditions. She is a 2019 Film Independent Fellow, a 2019 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Fellow, a 2020 SFFILM Sloan Stories of Science Fellow, a 2020 Film Independent Fast Track Fellow, a 2020 SFFILM FilmHouse Resident, and a 2021 Jackson Wild media Awards Winner.

Tasha Van Zandt is a documentary director, cinematographer, writer, and Emmy-nominated producer who has documented stories on all seven continents. Her projects have been supported by SFFILM, Film Independent, and the Sundance Institute. Her documentary short film Tehachapi, co-directed with the artist JR, followed the creation of a participatory work of art in a supermax prison. Another short, One Thousand Stories, offered an intimate look into the creation of JR’s first-of-its-kind interactive mural, exhibited at the SFMOMA. Van Zandt has been commissioned by Time, The Guardian, HBO, Netflix, VICE, and National Geographic Expeditions. She is a 2019 Film Independent Fellow, a 2019 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Fellow, a 2020 SFFILM Sloan Stories of Science Fellow, a 2020 Film Independent Fast Track Fellow, a 2020 SFFILM FilmHouse Resident, and a 2021 Jackson Wild media Awards Winner.

Contact

Sebastian Zeck1844
Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
contact@afterantarctica.com

Contact

Sebastian Zeck1844
Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
contact@afterantarctica.com