Antarctica – living at the end of the world

Date: 02 Dec 2017 - 02 Dec 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location:

Presbyterian Church Hall, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka.

Presenter

Anthony Powell

About

Anthony has just spent his 10th winter-over in Antarctica. He worked for many years as a telecommunications engineer before becoming a full-time filmmaker and photographer. He had to design and build a lot of his own camera equipment to withstand the harsh conditions of the deep Antarctic winters. He made the international award winning film “Antarctica: A Year on Ice” and has contributed footage to numerous films, TV shows, and exhibitions. These include National Geographic, Discovery, U.S. Natural History Museum, and the Emmy Award winning BBC series Frozen Planet.

Anthony is the New Zealand Antarctic Society’s 2017 Speaker of the Year. Anthony will talk about his experiences living in Antarctica, how the bases have evolved over time, and his own personal journey to becoming a full time filmmaker.

Hosted by the Royal Society Wanaka Branch, with support from the New Zealand Antarctic Society.

$5 entry fee per person.

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