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Run Time: 104 minutes
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.
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
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
46th CIFF College Program