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A beautiful documentary about the Camp at the Union Glacier in the West Antarctica

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This documentary or portrait shows the preparing for the season in the arctic summer when scientist and tourists come to visit the camp at the Union Glacier. Studiocanoe made a documentary with the touch of a Wes Anderson movie which I like.

The “holiday” season at the South Pole needs preparation and a small team of people from all over the world are setting up the camp. Kitchen, tents, vehicles, roads and a lot of others getting prepared to make living at the South Pole a bit more bearable. Besides learning what’s going on down there, the arctic shows an almost untouched and peaceful world.

A few quick facts about the antarctic:

The Antarctic is home to albatrosses, emperor penguins, seals, whales and a lot of other animals. The ice can be about 4,500m thick and it contains about 75% of all sweet water reserves of the whole planet. The average temperature is -55 Degrees Celsius and once sunk down to -89,4 Degrees Celsius in 1983. The Antarctic remains to be an place which is only open for scientific researches and observation. Let’s hope it stays like that 🙂