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Plot, Details & Awards

Encounters at the End of the World

G In Theaters 06/11/2008 , 99min.
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Plot & Details

Werner Herzog, director of such acclaimed documentaries as Grizzly Man and Little Dieter Needs to Fly, offers his unique perspective on the South Pole in this film profiling the Antarctic community of McMurdo Station. Located on Ross Island, McMurdo Station is the headquarters of the National Science Foundation. Whether offering a detailed study of the unique survival training regimen that newcomers to McMurdo are obligated to endure or pondering the majestic beauty of a landscape where the discovery of three new species in a single day is something worth truly celebrating, Herzog boldly offers viewers the opportunity to visit one of the most inaccessible and awe-inspiring landscapes on the planet.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Documentary Feature Henry Kaiser Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Documentary Feature Werner Herzog Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

IDFA

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 IDFA Film Presented Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Independent Spirit Awards Best Documentary Werner Herzog Nominated

Los Angeles Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Los Angeles Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Melbourne International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Melbourne International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 National Board of Review Best Documentary Nominated

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