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South (U)

18 Feb
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21 Feb 2022

Directed by

Frank Hurley

South (U)

Considered the world’s first documentary feature, South is the original 1919 film – exquisitely photographed by Frank Hurley – of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 to 1916 Endurance expedition to Antarctica, during which the ship was crushed by ice, stranding the crew.

Notable for its stunningly dramatic images and the matter-of-fact way in which it deals with the actions of the explorer in the face of death, the film has been digitally remastered by BFI National Archive with a newly commissioned score by Neil Brand.