Trapped in the Antarctic ice over 1,000 miles from civilization, polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 28 brave crewmembers endured nearly 15 harrowing months stranded on the ice pack in a daring and courageous adventure that became the greatest survival story of all time. Shackletons unwavering leadership inspired a fierce will to survive in his crew, as they were stalked by starvation, insanity and death. Retrace Shackletons voyage on the Endurance in this riveting two-hour testament to the human spirit. Rare footage and photos from the expeditions photographer dramatically capture the daunting conditions the crew survived, as well as the faces of men pushed to their limits. Personal correspondence and diaries detail the most gripping moments of the crews ordeal, and candid journal entries reveal how the expedition leader found guidance in his family motto, "By endurance we conquer." Moving interviews with descendants of the original expedition team shed new light on key turning points. And specially filmed footage takes viewers to the actual places visited by Shackleton and his crew. Educational use only.
Special DVD features include: printable materials for educators, link to the NOVA Web site; scene selections; closed captions; and described video for the visually impaired.
On one DVD5 disc. Region coding: All regions. Audio: Dolby stereo. Screen format: Letterboxed.