SoGES screens stunning Antarctic documentary at Colorado State University Feb. 24

FORT COLLINS — The School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University continues its Antarctic Lecture Series with a screening of Antarctica: A Year on Ice.

The documentary will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 131, on the CSU campus. The screening is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Antarctica: A Year on Ice is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen.

Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth.

This unique documentary captures epic battles against hellacious storms, quiet reveries of nature’s grandeur, and everyday moments of work and laughter. The film shows a steadfast community thriving in a land few humans have experienced.

Using specially modified cameras and spectacular time-lapse photography, filmmaker Anthony Powell captures the splendor of the region like no film before.

Antarctica: A Year on Ice gives testament to the planet’s natural wonders, humanity’s thirst for adventure, and the emotional extremes that accompany a year within the last pristine wilderness on the planet.

A panel of Colorado State University faculty who have conducted research in Antarctica will speak after the showing of the documentary. The panel includes:

  • Richard Aster, Department of Geosciences, Professor and Department Head
  • Michael Gooseff, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Associate Professor
  • Adrian Howkins, Department of History, Assistant Professor
  • Diana Wall, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Director

To learn more about the film and panel members, and see the official trailer for Antarctica: A Year on Ice, visit

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