Δευτέρα, 22 Ιουνίου 2009

EFFN GREEN AWARD 2009 goes to Werner Herzog's Encounters

The EFFN Green Award will be awarded during the Ecofilms 09 awards ceremony on Saturday June 28th to Werner Herzog's

ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Directed by: Werner Herzog
Duration: 99’ Germany, U.S.A, Antarctica 2007
Producers:Henry Kaiser, Erik Nelson, Dave Harding, Phil Fairclough, Julian Hobbs
Photography:Peter Zeitlinger
Editor:Joe Bini
Sound:Werner Herzog
Music: Henry Kaiser, David Lindley
Summary
The South Pole has lured scientists, adventurers and eccentrics like a magnet, ever since Ernest Shackleton ventured there a century ago.Herzog has proven to be our cinematic poet laureate of men (and occasionally women) living in extremes.In Encounters at the End of the World, Herzog travels to the Antarctic community of McMurdo Station, on Ross Island, the headquarters for the National Science Foundation and home to eleven hundred people during the austral summer (October to February).Beyond the settlement, he ventures through a science-fiction landscape, from the under-ice depths of the Ross Sea, to the brink of the Mount Erebus volcano.At other times, he withholds commentary, leaving us to ponder sights from the end of the earth, set to a soundtrack of choral music.It’s enough to leave anyone speechless.The director about his film. I wanted to go to Antarctica after seeing underwater pictures of an otherworldly environment, that were taken by a friend of mine, an expert diver, who captured a frozen world unlike anything I had ever seen before.I accompanied a group of scientists and researchers headed for McMurdo Station in the massive Ross Sea.I did not expect pristine landscapes and men living in blissful harmony with fluffy penguins, but I was still surprised to find McMurdo looking like an ugly mining town filled with caterpillars and noisy construction sites.But…McMurdo is filled with professional dreamers and wonderful stories.
Distribution
Irma StrehleWerner Herzog Film GmbH World Sales Turkenstrasse 91 80799 Munich/Germany Phone +4... Fax +49 89 3304 0768 e-mail: worldsales@wernerherzog.com

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