88 minutes, U.K., 1919, Silent, Black and White, 35mm

This film screened on Monday 5th October 2015.

In association with the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School, and as part of celebrations marking the centenary of the 1914-1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, the IFI is pleased to present a screening of Frank Hurley’s South.

Along with figures such as Scott and Amundsen, the Kildare-born Shackleton was part of the so-called ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration’, of which this is considered the last major expedition. Hurley’s documentary centres on the troubled and ultimately unsuccessful voyage of the Endurance, containing remarkable footage of Shackleton and his crew fighting for survival as the ship became trapped in the ice, before becoming crushed and ultimately sinking. (Notes by Kevin Coyne.)

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