Encounters at the End of the World (Werner Herzog, 2007)
Who better than the cinematic explorer Werner Herzog to capture the migration stories of the scientists and maintenance and support workers from all over the world that can be found at the southernmost human inhabitation which is the McMurdo Antarctic Station? Encounters at the End of the World(2007) which is featured in the Journeys section of the festival, visits Ernest Shackleton’s original base and its bygone collective Imperial aspirations while wondering at the motivations, the skill and passion of the seemingly-random collection of individualistic migrants. The extreme natural environment which apparently dominates all of these people’s actions, puts into relief the mysteries of uprootedness and inhabitation specific to our species.
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