Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Antarctic Traces
Short Documentary Film, AT/CA 2019, Farbe+SW, 30 min., eOF
Diagonale 2019

Director, Camera: Michaela Grill
Sounddesign: Nick Kuepfer
Additional Credits: Stimme: Elizabeth Anka Vajagic Sprachaufnahmen & Tonmischung: Steve Bates
Producers: Michaela Grill
Production: independent


Barren snow-covered mountains that jut from the sea. Rusted shipwrecks and weathered factory ruins: a landscape without people, but with the things they have left behind that bear witness to the horrific whaling industry. A subtle-spherical text-image composition about South Georgia, an island group of the Antarctic—a stretch of coast into which humanity’s devastating overexploitation has been inscribed.