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Thursday, April 15 • 11:40am - 12:05pm
Borderlands | Rescuing Argentine Antarctic Cinema

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The first Argentine film dedicated to Antarctica was made by Eugenio Py in 1902, since then, countless explorers, travelers, scientists and filmmakers have been interested in filming the Antarctic continent. Among them José Manuel Moneta meteorologist, Antarctic explorer and diplomat, who participated in four annual campaigns during the twenties and made the remarkable documentary Among the ice of the Orkney Islands (1928), an invaluable document of Argentine scientific activities in the white continent. This film was the kick off of our project, two years then more than one hundred Antarctic films from different institutions and film collectors has been identified and many of them preserved, restored and screened for a broader audience.

Thursday April 15, 2021 11:40am - 12:05pm PDT
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