A frozen continent of 19 000 000 km2, the Antarctic seemed so far to have been protected from the vicissitudes of climate change.
But worrying signs are now appearing that show that biodiversity and the glacial cycle are impacted. The rate of mortality of emperor penguin chicks is becoming more and more worrying. The emperor, veritable custodian of the ice, is at the core of the arctic ecosystem and plays a role as bioindicator for this extraordinary territory.
To document and explain the phenomena that are taking place in the Antarctic, photographers, Laurent Ballesta and Vincent Munier, make their way to the Dumont d’Urville base.
With a team of scientists, they are going to try on and under the ice, to decipher the role held by the Antarctic in our global ecosystem and the issues that darken its future.
Documentary – 90′ In the Footsteps of the Emperor
Year of production : 2016
Director : Jérôme BOUVIER
Coproduction : Paprika Films, Wild-Touch, Andromède Océanologie; Arte
In association with : Arte
Prizes and Awards :
Trofeo Stambecco d’Oro – Grand Paradiso Film Festival 2017
Prize Alain Esteve 2017 – Festival Aventure et Découverte 2017
Best Ecosystem Film 2017 – Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2017
Jury Award and Public Award – International Adventure Film Festival 2017