Antartic Wings

'Antarctic Wings - The History of Brazil on the Frozen Continent' is a 52-minute documentary. Through the eyes of the Brazilian Air Force Squadron called 'Fat', the film focuses on the history of Brazilian Antarctic Program. A relevant achievement in the cultural development of the country within the world scientific community. An amazing Brazilian adventure on the frozen continent, told by real characters.

  • Edu Mendonça
    Director
  • Paulo Macedo
    Cinematographer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Asas Antárticas
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    49 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 5, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Antarctica
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • The Explorers Club Polar Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    January 25, 2020
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Days of Ice Festival
    Christchurch
    New Zealand
    October 8, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Edu Mendonça

Journalist graduated from the Federal University of
Rio de Janeiro, has worked for 25 years with audiovisual. Specialized in sports journalism and documentary, he coordinated pioneering broadcasts of surfing, skateboarding and paragliding on Brazilian TV, and was editor-in-chief of daily television news for 10 years. He also directed the documentary "At any corner", a Inquieta Filmes production, scheduled for release in 2020.

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Director Statement

It was an amazing challenge. We all faced long flights, cold weather, hungry and cold again. But at the end, it was a glourious experience for me. And I believe it was an exceptional experience for everyone in the crew and for the Brazilian Air Force pilots too.