The most intriguing story I have come across in a while: German genius film director Werner Herzog (Aguirre, Fitzcarraldo, ...) traveled with support from the US National Science Foundation to Antartica to make a film about the life of the scientists there, "Encounters at the End of the World." The web site writes:
There is a hidden society at the end of the world. One thousand men and women live together under unbelievably close quarters in Antarctica, risking their lives and sanity in search of cutting-edge science.
Now, for the first time, an outsider has been admitted. In his first documentary since GRIZZLY MAN, Werner Herzog, accompanied only by his camerman, traveled to Antarctica, with rare access to the raw beauty and raw humanity of the ultimate Down Under.
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD, Herzog’s latest meditation on nature, explores this land of Fire, Ice and corrosive Solitude.
Premiere is in Toronto in September ... lucky Canadians.