After Antarctica

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Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Special Presentations
Women & Film
Minnesota Made
Climate Change
Minnesota Made
Women Directors
Outdoor Screening
Live Event
Includes Q&A
Best of Fest Encores
Release Year:2021
Runtime:104 min
Director:Tasha Van Zandt
Executive Producer:Sarah Johnson
Sarah Pillsbury
Bill Pohlad
Producer:Lisa Remington
Amanda Spain
Tasha Van Zandt
Sebastian Zeck
Cinematographer:Sebastian Zeck
Screenwriter:Don Bernier
Tasha Van Zandt
Sebastian Zeck
Editor:Don Bernier
Composer:Giosuè Greco
Joanna Katcher


Closing Presentation

Best of Fest Encore

How to Watch

Live Zoom Conversation

Join us for a special live conversation Sunday, May 23 at 4:00pm CT celebrating the 40th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival Closing Presentation AFTER ANTARCTICA.

Nicole Rom, Executive Director of Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, will be in conversation with AFTER ANTARCTICA director Tasha Van Zandt, Producer and Director of Photography Sebastian Zeck, and Polar Explorer Will Steger.

Presented by MSPIFF40 in partnership with Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy


About the Film

A journey across both poles, After Antarctica follows polar explorer Will Steger's life journey as an eyewitness to the greatest changes to the polar regions of our planet. In 1989, Steger led an international team of six scientists and explorers on the first coast-to-coast dogsled traverse of Antarctica. The ultimate mission of the expedition was to draw global attention to Antarctica’s changing climate and use the expedition as a tool to renew the Antarctic Treaty, which would protect the continent from mineral exploitation. Even with his background in science and knowledge of the changing climate, Steger could never have expected what he would soon discover. This arduous expedition opened his eyes to the most pressing issue of our time and ultimately changed the course of his life forever.

Now, thirty years later, Steger heads out on the ice once again, this time to the opposite end of the Earth, recounting the life-changing journey that led him to where he is today. After Antarctica is a film about a legendary expedition unlike any other - not only were Steger and his team of renegade explorers the first to complete this historic feat, they were also the last.

Director Biography

Tasha Van ZandtTasha Van Zandt is director, cinematographer, photojournalist and producer who has traveled around the world and won numerous international awards. She is the director of the short films “Stephen Curry: Make the Moment” (2017), “The Gun Chronicles: A Story Of America” (2019) and “One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural” (2019). After Antarctica (2020) is her debut feature documentary.