THE ANTARCTIC SYNDROME

POLISH TITLE: SYNDROM ZIMOWNIKÓW

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Does doctor Jan Terelak belong to an “elitist” group of the most unethical experimenters? The Polish scientist tested boundaries of human mental resilience in extreme conditions of solitude in Antarctica. The starting point for Piotr Jaworski's documentary is the psychologist's journal. The project from forty years ago was focused on studying the mental condition of polar explorers at the Polish station. Men were in the situation of confinement, comparable to a space mission. The film reconstructs these events, referring to the then contemporary context and changes in the perception of science.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
73'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
colour
DIRECTING:
Piotr Jaworski
SCRIPT:
Piotr Jaworski
DOP:
Andrzej Wojciechowski
EDITOR:
Zbigniew Osiński, Tomasz Bujko
SOUND:
Kamil Sajewicz
PRODUCTION:
KALEJDOSKOP Film Studio

Piotr Jaworski »

scriptwriter and documentary film director. He earned his degree in Geology from Krakow’s AGH University of Science and Technology and in Directing for Film and Television from the Radio and Television Department of the Silesia University in Katowice. He has made a number of documentary films, which include Na zlecenie (1996), Rocznica (1997), Hotel Panoptikon (1997), Na ratunek (1998), Szukam miłości (2003), Dekalog… po
dekalogu – Szóste / Judyta (2008) and Sometime Ago in Africa (2009).
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