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The Douglas Mawson Antarctic Expedition of 1912 is one of the most amazing feats of endurance of all time. Although his two companions perished, Douglas Mawson survived, but how? In a bold historical experiment, adventurer Tim Jarvis retraces the gruelling experience, with similar meagre rations, primitive clothing and equipment to uncover what happened to Mawson physically—and mentally—as a man hanging on the precipice of life and death.

Cast & Crew & Production Details

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Malcolm McDonald
Malcolm McDonald
Richard Dennison
Executive Producers
Alex West
Dir. of Photography
Wade Fairley  Pieter De Vries
William McInnes (narrator) - Tim Jarvis (presenter)
Production Completion
Art and culture, History and national identity
Production Company
Orana Films Pty Ltd  Film Australia Limited

Screen News

Mawson – Life and Death in Antarctica is awarded

Malcolm McDonald, director of the Screen Australia Making History documentary Mawson – Life and Death in Antarctica, was awarded the Best Director Award at the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival held in Los Angeles over the weekend.

29 Oct 2008
By Screen Australia
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