The Great White Silence Archive Gala

The 54th BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala featured Herbert Ponting's The Great White Silence, a powerful and haunting film comprised of footage of Captain Scott's ill fated trip to the Antarctic. The BFI National Archive - custodian of the expedition negatives - has restored the film using the latest photochemical and digital techniques and reintroduced the film's sophisticated use of colour. In this video we hear from Amanda Nevill, Director of the BFI, Dan Korn of Discovery Channel, and Heather Stewart, Cultural Programme Director of the BFI, who discusses and illustrates the restoration process.



 

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