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Encounters at the End of the World

under the ice of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica

World-renowned director Werner Herzog, whose works include "Nosferatu" and the documentary "Grizzly Man," traveled to Antarctica with National Science Foundation (NSF) support to create a film about daily life at NSF's research stations on the southernmost continent.

The film, "Encounters at the End of the World," opened on June 11, 2008, in New York City and around the United States later in June. In January 2009, it was nominated for the best documentary feature academy award.

Herzog's work was supported by the Antarctic Artists and Writers Program of NSF's Office of Polar Programs. NSF manages the U.S. Antarctic Program through which it coordinates all U.S. research in Antarctica and the surrounding oceans.The Artists and Writers Program is the component of the U.S. Antarctic Program that facilitates the creation of works designed to increase the public's knowledge and understanding of the Antarctic and to help document the United States' Antarctic heritage.

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Credit: Steve Claubuesch