Join us for one of the most breathtaking scientific and cinematographic explorations of our time. A sequel to the highly successful Arctic Mission, this stunning documentary, co-produced by the CBC and Radio-Canada, captures the beauty and grandeur of Antarctica.
An adventurous crew of filmmakers, scientists and mariners embarked on a 17-month expedition aboard the SEDNA IV, a state-of-the-art research sailing vessel, and braved one of the planet's roughest and coldest seas.
Beneath SEDNA's hull lies a cold and mysterious world that is home to some of the toughest and most unusual creatures on the planet: giant ribbon worms, dragon fish, and ancient sponges. For millions of years, these fantastical creatures have enjoyed a stable world, but now that is changing as the seawater starts to warm. This episode shares the team's incredible adventure underwater and follows them as they endure the long, dark austral winter living onboard SEDNA IV. And unfortunately, they discover the hard way that a warmer winter does not necessarily make their work any easier. A harbinger of our changing world, Antarctica is sending us all an alarming message.
Antarctic Mission is produced by Glacialis Production and 13 Production, in collaboration with THE NATURE OF THINGS, Radio-Canada, and ARTE France. Antarctic Mission recently aired in French on Radio-Canada to great success. The documentary series was directed by Caroline Underwood of THE NATURE OF THINGS and Jean Lemire. Underwood spent nearly six months onboard SEDNA IV, and was lead director for three of the episodes. The Last Continent was produced and directed by Lemire, who was also the Mission Chief of the expedition.