ANTARCTICA, THE LAST HOPE

Short documentary whose narrative is experiential rather than informative or journalistic. It aims to stir Antartica to those who see the film, from the experience of the filmmaker, with the aim of transferring to them the emotional experience of that of being in Antartica, hoping to sensitize, stir and commit to Antarctic conservation. It is both an artistic essay, in which image / narrative and music are fully synchronous, producing a rare audiovisual work in its result.

  • Sergio Praus García
    Director
  • Sergio Praus García
    Writer
  • Nicolás Fuentes
    Producer
  • Ignacio Rajido
    Edition & post production
  • Francisco Reyes
    Edition & post production
  • Rodrigo Fuentes
    Sound postptroduction
  • Fabrizio Pigliucci (composer and arrangements)
    Music and sountracks
  • Cecilia Frigerio, Mezzosoprana and interpreter of the piece "Ombra Mai Fu" (G.F.Haendel)
    Music and sountracks
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ANTARTICA, LA ÚLTIMA ESPERANZA
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Man and Nature
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Chile
  • Country of Filming:
    Antarctica
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • FICAM
    Punta Arenas
    Chile
    October 16, 2016
Distribution Information
  • 60 Sur Producciones
    Country: Chile
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video / Disc, Free TV
Director Biography - Sergio Praus García

Lawyer of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso (Chile) (1984). Since that date he has worked on environmental issues, such as public policies and legislation. Since 2007 he has been studying Environmental and Antarctic Law in the city of Punta Arenas, closest to the Antarctic Peninsula.
He has been a photographer and an amateur videographer for more than 20 years. "Antarctica, the Last Hope" is his first professional work.

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Director Statement

"This was a difficult job: getting people to see the film- -after moved to tears with Antartica, its beauty, its risks and its importance in the climate balance.
Anthony Powell, director and filmmaker ( New Zealand ), Summed up in his commentary about this film: "wonderful and emotional tribute to an astonishing place". And he is right.