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The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning (trailer)

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The Antarcitica Chellenge: A Global Warning is a one-hour documentary that will go to the source of the climate change crisis: Antarctica. Here we will explore first-hand the environmental challenges facing that frozen continent and, by extension, the world. The International Polar Years 2007-2009 represent an incredible opportunity for the world to work together. This film will meet these brave scientists working at Vernadsky Station and with the British Antarctic Survey as they concentrate their efforts living in often harsh and life-threatening conditions in their heroic attempt to save the world. This documentary provides support interviews from polar experts and research scientists around the world as well as rare footage of wildlife including penguins in their hatching season. The film reports on the new phenomenon of suicide among penguins, the imminent rise of the world’s sea level due to ice melting, and shows amazing footage of new vegetation growing in the world’s largest desert. These new discoveries were considered so valuable that this film became the only one invited by the United Nations to screen to world leaders during the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, December, 2009. The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning provides audiences with a rare glimpse of the Earth’s most undiscovered continent. Winner of 15 international environmental film awards, including: The Audience Choice Award for Best Picture (American Conservation Film Festival), The Silver Sierra Award (Yosemite International Film Festival, USA), Best Environmental & Ecology Film (International Film festival Ireland),  Best Climate Change Film (New Delhi Environmental & Wildlife Film Festival, India), and the Canadian Academy Award for Humanitarianism for its filmmaker Mark Terry.

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