Antarctica, sur les traces de l’empereur
France | 2016 | 90’
A frozen continent of 19 000 000 km2, the Antarctica seemed until now protected from climate change. But disturbing signs on biodiversity and on the ice cycle are emerging today. The mortality rate of the Emperor Penguin chicks is becoming more and more worrying. A true ice sentry, the Emperor is at the heart of the Southern mechanics and plays the role of bioindicator of this extraordinary territory. In order to document and explain the phenomena taking place in Antarctica, Laurent Ballesta and Vincent Munier, photographers, embark for the Dumont d'Urville base. Accompanied by scientists, they will try, above and under the ice, to decipher the role that the Antarctica is playing in our global ecosystem and the issues that threaten its future.