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I wonder if that's the same (PBS) documentary I saw, six hours long. It was excellent and I taped it....
Another movie that's been on PBS and is now in theaters is The Endurance, a documentary about Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated 1914-1916 Antarctic expedition in the ship of that name.
I'd already seen it on Nova a couple of years ago but saw it on the big theater screen the other day and it was even more impressive. Most of the film's footage was actually shot, either on movie film or as stills, during the expedition itself.
The story of how the men got stranded on an ice floe and after several months were rescued and taken back to safety by Shackleton without a single life being lost, makes me wish for some words beyond heroism and nobility. Not just for Shackleton, but for every member of the expedition. These old eyes had tears in them at a couple of points.