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Program
Director: James Calvert
2021
Australia
20 minutes
All Ages

Update 20/07: Message from AFF and Illuminate Adelaide
We regret to inform you that in light of the COVID-19 lockdown currently in place for South Australia, the season of Thin Ice VR running from Mon 26 July – Sun 01 August has been cancelled.
Refunds will be automatically processed within the next 3-6 days, please be patient whilst Illuminate Adelaide navigates the high quantity of refunds needed to process.

107 years ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton set out on one of the era's most ambitious and harrowing journeys: to cross Antarctica coast-to-coast . Over a century on, environmental scientist Tim Jarvis AM has recreated Shackleton’s epic, tragic feat of endurance in an immersive virtual reality experience created by Monkeystack. As we join Jarvis in following Shackleton’s footsteps, we too bear witness to another new and heartbreaking narrative: the icy environment that Shackleton and his peers once explored has now been transformed by the effects of anthropogenic climate change. Equal parts catastrophic and transcendent, Thin Ice VR presents a uniquely affecting account of how humanity asserts its will over the extremes of nature — often in unforeseen ways.

An Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund work.

Mon 26 July – Sun 01 August, sessions every 45 mins

Mon – Thu 9.30am – 8pm
Fri 9.30am – 9.30pm
Sat 12.30pm – 9.30pm
Sun 12.30pm – 8pm

Thin Ice VR – A Monkeystack and Shackleton Epic Expedition Production
Major Partner: 
Torrens University Australia
Developed and financed with the assistance of: South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund and Screen Australia
Supported by: Kathmandu, One Ocean Expeditions, Imagine Room and Documentary Australia Foundation

Film Type AFF Investment Fund
Program Strand VR
Premiere World
Age Recommendation 13+, 15+
Language English
Director James Calvert