During the early 20th
century, an adventurer and pioneer named Douglas Mawson led an
Antarctic Expedition that truly tested this man’s resilience that
against all odds managed to survive extreme weather conditions of
this desolate place, however his two companions perished.
Once he returned to civilization, he
came under extreme pressure from society on how he survived and
whether this was possible and if he had considered eating his dead
Although knighted, this amazing
story is still questioned by scientists and philosophers today and
this is where Tim Jarvis decides to follow in the footsteps of
Mawson in this engaging documentary.
Jarvis makes the ultimate sacrifice
as he attempts to recreate Mawson’s journey by using the same
equipment and clothing as Sir Douglas Mawson. The documentary
successfully melds new footage and original photographs from
Mawson’s expedition which truly gives you an insight into how
dangerous it was for Mawson and proves that some odds can be
overcome by the power of the human spirit.