Antarctica: Ice & Sky (La glace et le ciel) for iPad Wallpaper

February 6 2017 iPad Wallpaper of the Day

Antarctica: Ice & Sky (La glace et le ciel) (2017)

Genre: Art House & International, Documentary

Starring: Michel Papineschi

Director: Luc Jacquet

MPAA Rating: NR

Run Time: 89 minutes

Distributors: Music Box Films


From Oscar (R)-winning director Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) comes a stirring portrait of French glaciologist Claude Lorius whose groundbreaking research in Antarctica gave us the first clear evidence of man-made global climate change. Lorius discovered his destiny as a college student when he joined an expedition to Antarctica in 1955; land essentially untouched by scientific experiment. He would go on to participate in twenty-two expeditions during his long career, facing unforgiving conditions and brutal personal challenges that were rewarded with an amazing discovery: using ice cores thousands of meters deep, tiny air bubbles suspended in the ice reveal the composition of the planet’s atmosphere over nearly a million years. Through remarkable archival footage and stunning drone cinematography, Antarctica: Ice and Sky is an epic tale where science and adventure meet, equal parts contemplative memoir and an ardent call to action.

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