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ANTARCTIC MAN: THIS IS NOT A PLACE FOR HUMANS

Australia, 1983 (MIFF 1984)

Director: David Parer

A record of physical and psychological stress experienced over three months by members of the International Biomedical Expedition. David Parer served the expedition as one man film maker,experimental guinea pig and back-up technician.

His "Douglas Mawson—The Survivor" won the Grand Prix at last year's Melbourne Film Festival.

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