In an action-filled Global Warming themed adventure, a daring team of scientists and explorers pushes the limits of technology to plunge through bone chilling Antarctic waters to be the first humans to explore above, below and inside the greatest iceberg in recorded history.In the most remote corner of the planet, exploration is a simple matter of survival. In the harsh emptiness that is Antarctica, a daring team of explorers and scientists pushed the limits of technology and common sense to plunge below the bone chilling waters, explore underneath heaving masses of ice and fly far from hope of rescue – all to be the first humans to document the largest Iceberg in recorded history.
Crossing the world’s most hostile seas, they embarked on a journey through the Southern Ocean, mimicking the paths of famed polar explorers such as Shackelton and Scott. In up to sixty-foot seas, the team battled elements that threatened to bring their journey to an end even before reaching Antarctica. In the Ross Sea, they fought equally harsh conditions; getting trapped in the ice and conducting hazardous and never before contemplated dives inside monster icebergs.
Project divers Wes Skiles, Jill and Paul Heinerth faced the ultimate test to explore the latticework of fissures and tunnels found within the ice. They struggled for survival as they fought raging currents and crumbling icebergs in bone chilling 28° water. Despite their close brushes with disaster, they discovered a rich abundance of life below the hollows and fissures of the ice.
Ice Island is more than a natural history experience, it’s a race to document the new impacts of global warming . Underwater cameras captured space-age aquanauts during hair-raising dives, experiencing never-before-seen environments and creatures. Intertwined with dramatic visuals and dynamic sounds unfolds a human drama of the hardships of expedition life. Charismatic scientists bring a fresh look to huge global issues and face challenges of survival in the pursuit of research.
The EXPLORER’S CLUB awarded Ice Island BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM of 2002
LENGTH: 1 x 54 Minutes
INTERNATIONAL TRACK: No
CLOSED CAPTIONS: No
ASPECT RATIO: 16:9
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2001
RELEASE YEAR: 2008
SUPPLIER: Karst Productions, Inc.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide