Encounters at the End of the WorldPosted: February 28, 2011
Encounters at the End of the World. This is perhaps one of the most sublime documentaries I have ever seen, and I don’t use that word lightly. Few people are allowed to film in Antarctica, and I’ve heard that James Cameron was refused to film there due to the unsustainable size of the film crew he needed. Personally, I much prefer Werner Herzog’s minimal approach to Cameron’s big budget, big production style. For this documentary, Herzog chose simply to bring himself and his cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger. This documentary encapsulates the awesome wilderness of Antarctica, and is a deeply moving study of the human condition.