Antarctica, the Earth's southernmost continent and larger than the continental U.S., boasts the coldest temperatures to date and the most vicious storms. Throughout history, countless explorers have died attempting to cross its vast intimidating geography. No man has ever successfully traversed down Antarctica's East Coast through the Pole of Inaccessibility to the West Coast of Antarctica- until now. Sebastian Copeland, polar explorer, climate researcher, photographer and author, together with explorer Eric McNair-Landry document the harrowing historical journey in this feature documentary, Antarctica - The Legacy Crossing.
British French American Sebastian Copeland is a world-renowned polar explorer, climate researcher, environmentalist, photographer and author. His personal commitment to fight for the protection of our environment and relentless pursuit of a sustainable future has led Sebastian to focus on visual arts as a tool for documenting social change by re-tooling his climbing and mountaineer adventure skills for polar exploration.
Copeland was twice named Photographer of the Year and has addressed the U.N., governments, universities, and Fortune 500 companies to warn of the systemic transformations taking place in the polar regions and their geopolitical consequences. Sebastian’s work has been featured in National Geographic, GQ, Marie Claire, Elle magazine, Vanity Fair, Outside, American Photo, The New York Times, People Magazine, USA Today, Paris Match as well as on NBC, CBS, NPR, CNN’s Larry King Live, and hundreds of other international media outlets and publications.
Sebastian Copeland’s activism efforts for social change have granted him a seat on the Board of Directors for the US Branch of Mikhail Gorbachev's Green Cross International as well as Shine On Sierra Leone. His work has also been recognized three times at the International Photography Awards in 2006 and 2007, most notably the Professional Photographer of the Year award for his bestselling book Antarctica: The Global Warning. In 2019, Copeland was awarded by French President Emmanuel Macron the National Order of Merit.
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