The Antarctic Ocean is one of the last virgin expanses on the planet. Its depths are an unexplored final frontier. An ocean full of life, of biodiversity: essential for the health of the planet and our viability as a species. Glaciers the size of Manhattan office buildings routinely pass by. So do humpbacks and penguins. When chunks fall off glacier faces, sight outpaces sound. You see a massive splash, then moments later hear an explosive crash. The place drowns the senses (louder, colder, brighter). Light also does magic tricks. The horizon is not a fixed thing: sometimes it’s impossible to tell where the water ends and glaciers begin, where a snow-covered mountain stops and a low-hanging cloud starts. It’s as though we’re floating through someone’s sketchbook and parts of the drawings have been erased with a pencil. If sea voyages are like space travel but on earth, then arriving to Antarctica is akin to landing on the moon.
Written by: Carlos Bardem
Narrated by: Javier Bardem
Cinematography, Soundtrack and Editing: Fábio Nascimento
Produced by Greenpeace International, Javier Bardem and Alvaro Longoria