Stunning expanses of ice and rocks, lasting snow storms, unimaginable cold and infinite loneliness – Antarctica is one of the last pristine areas of our planet. Nothing but penguins, southern elephant seals, Antarctic fur seals and birds. Except in the Antarctic summer when about 500 scientists and globetrotters arrive to discover the very edge of the world.
Joanna Michna and Lars Pfeiffer also entered this terrain in 2016, more precisely King George Island, one of the Southern Shetland Islands lying amidst Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. For the purposes of research, they spent not only the Antarctic summer, but also persevered the Antarctic winter with up to -50 degrees.
The documentary "The Unknown Life of Antarctica" tells about their year in the Antarctica in two episodes. Aside the imposing flora and fauna of the White Continent, commentator Rufus Beck also narrates the protagonists' individual experiences and challenges. Unique pictures give detailed impressions on this fascinating spot on earth and its species.