USA, Feature Documentary, 2021, 106 min
Tasha Van Zandt
As political tensions reached a critical tipping point in 1989, acclaimed polar explorer Will Steger led an international team of six scientists and explorers on the first coast-to-coast traverse of Antarctica. This treacherous seven-month journey spanned the continent via a 3,741-mile route through violent storms, unrelenting sub-freezing temperatures and over deadly hidden crevasses. The ultimate mission of the expedition was to draw global attention to Antarctica’s changing climate, and Steger could never have expected what he would soon discover: the most pressing issue of our time. Now, 30 years later, Steger heads out on the ice once again, this time to the polar opposite end of the earth, and brings awareness to the imminent changes occurring in the polar regions of our planet. Featuring never-before-seen footage, After Antarctica is about a legendary expedition unlike any other—not only were Steger and his team of renegade explorers the first to complete this historic feat, they were also the last.
Directed by Tasha Van Zandt
A Call2Action selection