28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Sea Ice
director: Sergio H. Martín
original title: La Banquisa
running time: 10 min.
synopsisThe unsuccessful attempt of polar explorer Roald Amundsen to reach the North Pole by air in 1925 is the subject of a unique archival documentary. The footage, shot in the icy wasteland on a 16mm camera, is supplemented by artificial post-synchros imitating the crunching of snow, the rumbling of wind, and other sounds from the end of the world.
“How to represent the conquest of a place that is an absolutely empty geographical abstraction?”
biographySergio H. Martín (* 1983) is a Spanish director and editor based in Mexico City. He makes use of his skills not only in the production of Mexican series, but also as a documentary filmmaker. His short film Los Seis Grados de Libertad (Six Degrees of Freedom, 2019) enjoyed success at festivals in France, Belgium, Poland, and the United States.
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|Sergio H. Martín
|Patricia Ordaz, Sergio H. Martín