SNOW SAND AND SAVAGES, SOUTH – SIR ERNEST SHAKLETON

Director

Anthony Buckley

Genres

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Film synopsis

Frank Hurley, the acclaimed Australian photographer, filmmaker and war correspondent, and Ernest Shackleton, the famous adventurer, joined forces in 1914 to cross the South Pole by sea. This unprecedented DVD collection includes Frank Hurley’s documentary on that epic voyage, South, plus a documentary on the life and career of Hurley, the pioneering cinematographer.

SOUTH – 88 mins
Ernest Shackleton’s heroic expedition to the South Pole aboard The Endurance is captured in all its graphic intensity by Australian cameraman Frank Hurley: a story of remarkable heroism against impossible odds as 28 men survived near certain death when their ship was crushed by ice.

SNOW, SAND & SAVAGES – The Life of Frank Hurley – 45 mins
Follow the remarkable career of an extraordinary cameraman, from his trips to Antarctica with Mawson and Shackleton, to New Guinea in the 1920s, through both World Wars and Ross and Keith Smith’s 1919 flight from London to Australia.

Audio Commentary by Film Historian Luke McKernan Shackleton’s Funeral On The High Seas (Footage from Southward on the Quest) Recently Discovered Footage – The Ross Sea Party with commentary by Kelly Tyler – Additional footage from South  Map of the Expedition (with narrative by Kelly Tyler)

Running time

133 Minutes

Year of production

1999

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