Maine Film Center | Railroad Square Cinema presents
Sponsored by Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities
We follow polar explorer Will Steger’s life journey as an eyewitness to the profound changes to the polar regions. In 1989, Steger led an international team of six scientists and explorers on the first coast-to-coast dogsled traverse of Antarctica. The expedition’s mission was to draw global attention to Antarctica’s changing climate and to renew the Antarctic Treaty protecting the continent from mineral exploitation. Despite his scientific training and awareness of climate change, Steger never expected what he would soon discover. This arduous expedition opened his eyes to the most pressing issue of our time and changed the course of his life forever. Thirty years later, Steger is on the ice once again at the opposite end of the Earth recounting both a lifetime of exploration and the life-changing journey that led him to where he is today. AFTER ANTARCTICA tells a uniquely personal story of seeking new and different paths, gives a suspenseful rendering of survival in Earth’s harshest conditions, and is a powerful witness to the changes our world is undergoing.
Saturday, February 26 at 10:00AM and Sunday, February 27 at 10:00AM
Free and open to the public!