Tuesday 30 December 2008


Film maker Werner Herzog was inspired in making a film about Antarctica after a friend sent him some incredible underwater images.

Encounters at the end of the world is basically about the life of scientists at Mc Murdo station, HQ of the Science Foundation and home to eleven hundred people during the austral spring and summer (October to February).

In addition to the dive team, Herzog interviews vulcanologists, geologists, marine biologists and physicists who chose to form a society as far away from society as one can get.

The film's segment on diving is one of the longer segments and it's absolutely beautiful.