Antarctica: In the Footsteps of the Emperor contains three films on a 2-DVD set: “Antarctica: In the Footsteps of the Emperor” /// “Antarctica: Living on the Edge” and “Antarctica’s Secrets”. The combined running time for the three films is 193 minutes. All three feature exquisite cinematography and photography.
The films are derived from an expedition led by “March of the Penguins” director Luc Jacquet. The central focus of ‘In the Footsteps of the Emperor’ is the unprecedented photography by Laurent Ballest and Vincent Munier who cover both the land and deep down in the surrounding sea. The film is in French with English subtitles.
‘Living on the Edge’ contains a substantial amount of the same footage in ‘In the Footsteps of Emperor’—only without English subtitles which are replaced by overdubbed English spoken words. This film is invaluable for us folks who want to see the whole picture minus subtitles.
“Antarctica’s Secrets” focuses on the continent’s fauna, and moves between the continent and biological research facilities. The scientific information provided is no less astounding than the three films’ images.
The bravery and fortitude of both the cinematographers and still photographers are inspiring. The results of their work, jaw-dropping.
To state the obvious, the deleterious impact of human-driven global warming haunts every frame of these films—as it does over our lives and world.
“Antarctica: In the Footsteps of the Emperor” is distributed by MHZChoice.