Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

After Antarctica

Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 104 minutes

After Antarctica
After Antarctica
After Antarctica
After Antarctica

Whenever Will Steger leaves his home in northern Minnesota to go on an expedition, he looks at his woodshed and wonders if he’ll be back to burn the wood. This has been the mindset of the polar explorer since he went on his acclaimed Antarctic expedition in 1989—the goal of which, with a team of six people from six different countries, was to bring international attention to the effects of climate change. And it is his mindset today when departing for solo expeditions in the Arctic. But expeditions are more than research and adventure for Steger, who has overcome both physical and mental struggles in his past; he sees these adventures as a chance to explore within himself as well. AFTER ANTARCTICA is a deep and celebratory, yet chilling, portrait of the 1989 expedition, fluidly combined with Steger’s reflections on grit and legacy. This documentary blends intimate archival footage and recordings from past expeditions with the picture of Steger today, who is still exploring in his 70s and claims, “Expeditions keep me young.” —J.H.

CIFF46 Screenings

Mimi Ohio Theatre

Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at 2:30 PM

Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 12:00 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Competitions
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Global Health Competition

Director

Director
Tasha Van Zandt

Producers
Lisa Remington, Amanda Spain, Tasha Van Zandt, Sebastian Zeck

Screenwriting
Don Bernier, Tasha Van Zandt, Sebastian Zeck

Cinematography
Sebastian Zeck

Editing
Don Bernier

Film Contact

Film Sponsor

Consulate General of Canada

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