Generation Antarctica is our high-definition experience, highlighting the connection between Antarctica and climate change, sustainable living and care and protection.
Antarctica has always attracted scientists and filmmakers who want to communicate its wonder and importance. As climate change becomes an increasingly urgent issue, now more than ever their voices need to be heard.
The International Antarctic Centre is commissioning a series of short films made primarily by New Zealand filmmakers highlighting Antarctica’s importance, fragility and current thinking around climate science.
Our first film is The Climate Canary, a 9-minute film by New Zealand filmmaker Vanessa Wells with cinematography by Richard Lord. Showcasing the beauty and wonder of Antarctica, The Climate Canary throws the delicacy of the massive continent into focus by giving us a glimpse into the work being done on the Ice by world-leading scientists to better understand how climate change is impacting our world. You’ll learn that the people who work in this unforgiving place have a special humour and character about them – they are resilient, dedicated and determined to help us all understand Antarctic and its connection to the rest of the planet, and us all.
While we showcase scientists’ findings on climate change, we challenge you to add your voice to theirs. Pledge yourself as a part of a new generation of global caretakers, Generation Antarctica. Save it.