Antarctic Traces by Michaela Grill is a documentary film study of the devastation caused by human exploitation of nature in South Georgia, Antarctica.

Featuring the rough landscape of the coast, archival images of the whaling industry and numerous literary sources, this film explores the impact of the industrial slaughter of seals, sea elephants, and whales in the region.

In an alternating rhythm of still images, moving pictures and individual camera pans, Antarctic Traces presents a disturbing portrait of penguins and seals making their homes in a dead, chilly landscape of glaciers, skeletons, industrial ruins and rusted ships.

Antarctic Traces is playing at the Vancouver Maritime Museum on Thursday, January 16th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available online.

Last modified: January 10, 2020

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