In a dramatic attempt to bring awareness to the changing continent, an international expedition led by renowned explorer Will Steger embarked on the first-ever coast-to-coast expedition across Antarctica in 1989. Six men and their sled dogs braved howling storms, sub-zero temperatures, snow crevasses, and other perils as they traversed the icy terrain. Tasha Van Zandt’s enthralling feature debut catches up with Steger 30 years later as he embarks on a journey to the opposite end of the Earth, deftly weaving his contemporary journey with rare, dynamic footage of his original, treacherous seven-month odyssey.
Bay Area filmmaker Tasha Van Zandt has traveled the world documenting stories across all seven continents as a director, producer, cinematographer, and photojournalist. Her projects have been supported by The Sundance Institute, Film Independent, and SFFILM. After making a number of shorts, including One Thousand Stories (2020) about the artist JR, she makes her feature documentary debut with After Antarctica. Her latest short, Tehachapi, is also screening at the 2021 SFFILM Festival.
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