Antarctic Heritage Trust is proud to announce the world premiere screening of Polheim at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival on 26 February.
Polheim tells the story of three young explorers given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; to ski across Antarctica on the Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ to the South Pole in celebration of 150 years since the birth of Roald Amundsen, the first person to reach the bottom of the world.
Not only will they have the physical challenge of ‘man-hauling’ sleds nearly 1000km in extreme weather conditions, they will also face an internal battle – 50 days of isolation in the most remote environment on the planet, with team members who are essentially strangers.
The film explores themes of mortality, ambition, family and the history of polar exploration.
Polheim is a feature length documentary stunningly shot by Inspiring Explorer Mike Dawson and Directed by Simon Waterhouse and Liddy Whiteman, with thanks to Expedition Photographic Partner Canon.
Get your in-person ticket, or watch at home between 23 February and 24 March 2024 with an online festival pass and enjoy with more than 70 thought-provoking and action-packed, mountain films. Get your tickets at vimff.org
Watch the Polheim trailer below:
The Trust thanks Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ South Pole partner Ousland Explorers, Clothing Partner Norrøna, and Photographic Partner Canon New Zealand. We are also grateful for the support of Roald Amundsen’s House Uranienborg Brynje of Norway, Fjellpulken, Helsport, Åsnes, and TrackMe NZ.