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

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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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