Photographed by Frank Hurley, South is the film record of Sir Ernest Shackleton's heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-16. It is both a unique historical document, and a tribute to the indomitable courage of a small party of men who set out on a voyage of discovery that turned into an epic struggle for survival.
This restored version of the film has been constructed by the National Film and Television Archive from a wide range of materials. The NFTVA has applied its own tinting and toning to match the original prints, and has produced this handsome and richly coloured testament to a remarkable episode in the history of exploration.
Additional footage of Shackleton's funeral and Southward on the Quest
Recently discovered footage of the Ross Sea Party, with commentary
Extensive stills gallery and more
GB | 1919 | black & white and tinted | 80 minutes | extra features 45 minutes approx. | silent with original music by Neil Brand
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