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Still shot from the movie: Encounters at the End of the World.

Encounters at the End of the World

Filmmaker Werner Herzog travels to the South Pole -- not to study penguins or Antarctic aquatic life-- but to document the people who are attracted to living their lives at the southern most end of the world. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 101
Theater Release:
Video Release: 18 Nov 2008
MPAA Rating: G
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In spite of the number of nature conversationalist living in Antarctica, none of the people Herzog talks to mentions the footprint they are leaving on the continent. Why?

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the South Pole? What things would you want to see or do? How does this documentary’s look at the people living there contrast with other nature programs you may have seen about Antarctica?

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