Temujin Doran documents life in the South Pole station start-up crew in Wes Anderson-inspired documentary ‘Welcome to Union Glacier’

Posted in Film, Short Films, Travel
By Sam Bathe on 17 Dec 2014



About the small team of people who live and work on the Union Glacier during the Antarctic summer, filmmaker Temujin Doran‘s team was attached to the ill-fated Scott Expedition but after becoming stranded at the camp, began to document daily life on the station. Something of an anti-documentary – they don’t break any records, it’s just simple day-to-day activities – Doran is heavily influenced by Wes Anderson, borrowing his signature centre-framed shots and quirky pull aways. It’s fascinating that even on the South Pole, what people most look forward to their day, is lunch.

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