Encounters at the End of the World

2007, ThinkFilms, G, Documentary

Director:Werner Herzog

Actors:Werner Herzog, Ryan Andrew Evans

Plot:Werner Herzog takes his camera to Antarctica where we meet the odd men and women who have dedicated their lives to furthering the cause of science in treacherous conditions. Herzog declares he's not "making another film about penguins" -- exploring below the ice and things invisible.

Scene #1  Footage of Shackleton's doomed expedition  (SV01371)

Planes land on the eight foot thick ice of the gigantic Ross Sea -- which would cover the state of Texas. This is the same area in 1915 that explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton lost his ship, the Endurance, which was trapped in packed ice and slowly crushed before his crew could make shore. There followed an extraordinary series of exploits of the men who were determined to survive (an escape with no lives lost) that would eventually produce Shackleton's heroic status.

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Footage of Shackleton's doomed expedition (SV01371)

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1 Footage of Shackleton's doomed expedition
Themes: Adventure, Disaster, Failure, Trapped, Isolation
2 Movements of monstrous iceberg examined
Themes: God's Evidence, Hidden Danger, Power, Mystery
3 Survival training "bucket-heads" get lost
Themes: Confusion, Disobedience, Training, Lost, Wandering, Teamwork
4 Men risk exploring arctic sea floor
Themes: Adventure, God's Evidence, Unknown, Mystery, Risk
5 Linguist warns 90% of languages becoming extinct
Themes: Change, Communication, Futility, Foolishness, Future, Community
6 Confused penguin journeys alone to certain death
Themes: Confusion, Foolishness, Self Reliance, Sin, Loneliness, Isolation, Stubbornness, Witnessing, Unbelievers
7 Stunning arctic volcanic vents explored
Themes: Adventure, God's Evidence, Life, Unknown, Mystery
8 Mysterious "God-particle" baffles scientist
Themes: Creation vs Evolution, Foolishness, Spiritual Realm, Mystery, God's Existence