Deals Signed for Antarctica Challenge

Bookmark and Share

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Mark Terry has announced that his documentary The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning has signed deals with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s digital channel documentary a European theatrical deal with Belgium’s XDC Digital Cinemas New Zealand’s Documentary Channel and Poland’s VOD channel TVScreen. The documentary focuses on new discoveries made related to the ozone hole the diminishing populations of penguins and other marine life the greening of the world’s largest desert warming temperatures glacial melting and increased world sea level. 

“We were all stunned at the findings being made there this past year ” says Terry. “From penguin suicide to grass growing in the world’s largest desert the environmental face of Antarctica is changing faster than anyone had previously thought – and the impact on us is imminent.” Terry’s movie about climate change in Antarctica made its debut at MIPCOM last month. It represents the only film made this year reporting on the new discoveries made by the world’s scientific community stationed in Antarctica during International Polar Year. 

As a result the film has been selected by the United Nations as the sole film to be screened at its Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen December 7-18. 

 The CBC acquired the national television rights for the one-hour documentary until 2012. It will be released theatrically in Europe prior to the United Nations’ conference by Belgium’s XDC. New Zealand’s Documentary Channel plans to air it this month; TVScreen in Poland aired it last month.