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Film – The Great White Silence

Wednesday 18th March

In conjuction with the blue plaque to Herbert Ponting, to be installed on Saturday 21st March at Oatmeal Row, Salisbury,   the Civic Society and Bemerton Film Society will be showing The Great White Silence, filmed by Ponting, on Wednesday 18th March

This early full-length documentary from filmmaker Herbert Ponting follows Captain Robert F. Scott and his famed expedition to be the first to reach the South Pole.   Salisbury born photographer Herbert Ponting filmed almost every aspect of Scott’s 1910 Antarctic Expedition – the scientific work, life in camp, the local wildlife, the preparations for the assault on the Pole – and edited his footage into this remarkable feature, complete with vivid tinting and toning. The alien beauty of the landscape is brought dramatically to life and the challenges facing the expedition revealed in brilliant detail.

The film will be shown at St John’s Place, Lower Road, Lower Bemerton, Salisbury SP2 9NT

Doors open 6.00 pm.  Programme starts 6.30 pm, ends about 8.25 pm

Entrance £6.00

Wine and other beverages available