South

United Kingdom, Australia, 1919 / 88 Mins

Director: Frank Hurley

Starring: Ernest Shackleton, Frank Worsley

Considered the world’s first documentary feature, South is the original film – exquisitely photographed by Frank Hurley – of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 to 1916 Endurance expedition to Antarctica, during which the ship was crushed by ice, stranding the crew.
Notable for its stunningly dramatic images and the matter-of-fact way in which it deals with the actions of the explorer in the face of death, the film has been digitally remastered by BFI National Archive with a newly commissioned score by Neil Brand.
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