August 28, 2009
Director: Dan Stone
MPAA Rating: PG
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: WhaleCampaign.com
The 3rd Antarctic Campaign was arguably "the perfect combination of imperfections" and the risks taken to stop a Japanese whaling fleet were astonishingly reckless and admirable. "At the Edge of the World" chronicles this controversial campaign in the uniquely beautiful and dangerous Ross Sea as ordinary men and women, relying on an array of tactics which range from the bizarre to the simply brilliant, face extraordinary odds. With one ship too slow to chase down the whaling fleet (if they can find the fleet), with their second ship unsuited for Antarctic ice conditions and with no country supporting their efforts to enforce international law, the 46 volunteers become increasingly desperate in this real-life David-vs.-Goliath adventure – their actions raising questions about ends & means, injustice & vigilantism and risk & reward.