WILD SOUTH - THE LONGEST NIGHT
New Zealand / 1992 / 53'
The Antarctic is the ice continent, the coldest, windiest, dariest and highest continent on earth - a place of strange reversals of the normal order of things. Here the summer sun shines at midnight and the winter moon shines at midday. The film follows the strange natural cycles of one Antarctic winter and the life of a small team of people who spend the longest night and the harshest winter there. The sunset and sunrise, the blizzards, the ice activity on the land and at sea, the magical Aurora Australis which lights up the sky with frozen fire are captured. The twelve new Zealanders lived in isolation for eight months at the Scott base and the film conveys this exceptional experience.