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Antarctica: Ice and Sky

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From Oscar-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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Based on 9 Antarctica: Ice and Sky reviews, Antarctica: Ice and Sky gets an average review score of 65.
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www.theguardian.comCinema
This personal and reflective documentary recounts the mission of a pioneering scientist to find evidence of climate change in the ice of the Antarctic.
236d ago
3/4
www.slantmagazine.comCinema
The film, though, is more than just climate-change evangelism.
236d ago
3/4
www.rogerebert.comCinema
"Antarctica: Ice and Sky," a documentary about the scientist whose research first called attention to anthropogenic climate change, ends with the sort of vague call to action th...
236d ago
70/100
www.hollywoodreporter.comCinema
The Oscar-winning director of 'March of the Penguins' returns to Antarctica for his latest feature, which looks at the life of French glaciologist Claude Lorius.
236d ago
70/100
www.nytimes.comCinema
The movie is both heady (there are real thrills in the stories of exploration) and sobering (Mr. Lorius’s findings are convincing). This is a cogent, accessible cinematic deline...
236d ago
60/100
www.villagevoice.comCinema
Here's a new variation on the despairing climate-change doc: Luc Jacquet's Antarctica: Ice and the Sky showcases a scientist who has been sounding the alarm about carbon emissio...
236d ago
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Antarctica: Ice and Sky release date for Cinema January 20, 2017 8 Months Ago (US)
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