In 1913 Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail with 27 men to attempt to cross the frozen continent of Antarctica on foot. His vessel became trapped in sea ice. After nearly a year locked in the ice, the ship was crushed, forcing the crew into a desperate battle to survive and find their way back to civilization.
Join explorer Tim Jarvis on this incredible experience, reliving Shackleton’s harrowing journey while crossing the perilous landscapes of the great Antarctica and South Georgia.
Elephants 3D is an epic journey across Africa, Asia, and Australia, getting up close and personal with the largest land mammals on the planet. Elephants are symbols of strength, power, and wisdom, and they have captured our imaginations for centuries.
Sadly, most of the world’s elephants could disappear from much of the wild within a generation. Climate change, habitat loss, human conflict, hunting and poaching have devastated elephant populations, estimated to be down from 1.2 million in the 1970’s to around 500,000 today. But who are these species, how have they adapted to their unique ecosystems, and why must we protect them?
The film traverses the vast plains and rich rainforests of Africa that are home to the Savannah and Desert Elephants, to the grasslands of South East Asia and the Indian Elephants that live there, and finally, to Melbourne Zoo in Australia. It’s in Australia that we meet Luk Chai, the elephant who is helping to secure the genetic future of his species.
The Wonderful World of Elephants 3D is not just an insight into the elephants themselves but the incredible and diverse environments they inhabit and the people protecting them and the future of their species.
14.5 billion years ago, our universe and everything in it appeared out of nothing, zip, zero, zilch – everything, everywhere all in less than a second.
And if you think that’s incredible, wait till you find out what happened next!
The powers that gave birth to everything that has ever been are still at play today.
From the smallest creatures to the largest continents, from monstrous volcanoes to tranquil coral reefs, all are shaped by nature’s amazing forces.
And discovering how they’ve weaved these wondrous creations may well be the greatest story ever told.
Forces of Nature is a surprising and entertaining roller-coaster ride that spans the entire history of time and offers a spectacular sneak peak of what’s to come.
Discover the science behind what made the universe, your planet, and you possible.
Find out how ocean beds became mountains, how fish became cows, why the moon isn’t what you think it is, and how fungi may hold the key to life on Mars.
You may think you know that story of Earth, but do you know the truth?
Find out why we’re missing a billion years from the geological record.
Why Earth was once frozen solid – a giant snowball in space – not once, but twice.
Why one day it started raining and didn’t stop for a million years, and how a simple algae set fire to the entire planet.
This is exhilarating science storytelling on a scale never seen before!
A big story destined for the big screen!
Explore the world of the wombat, as we follow Rusty, a precocious young wombat, on the journey of a lifetime. More frequent brushfires, human activity, and other threats plague the wombat every year, but this little animal finds ways to survive out on the open road. See how these creatures survive at the edges of the world.
Animal Kingdom is a spectacular adventure where we meet the six fascinating families of the Animal Kingdom.
A fun and educational film that introduces junior and family audiences to the creatures that keep the planet ticking just as it should.
Take flight with the family of the birds who rule the skies. Get busy with the insects who work hard behind the scenes. Dive into oceans and coral reefs as we meet the family of the fish. Open your eyes to cold blooded world of the reptiles and amphibians. And get moving with the mammals as we meet the mightiest families in the Animal Kingdom.
SPACE: The New Frontier blasts into the new era of space travel and exploration opened up by mission-based companies like SpaceX. With exclusive access to launches that have made recent headlines, SPACE follows the thrills, risks and promise of humanity’s next big push beyond our planet as we experience the first launch of SpaceX’s “Crew Dragon,” its docking with the ISS and return to Earth.
Join us for a mesmerizing tale of ingenuity, determination, technological innovation, and setbacks and comebacks… And for a glimpse of the inspiring advances in space science that are paving the way for humanity’s next Golden Age of space travel.
All life on Earth is connected by a great mystery we are only just beginning to unravel. Hidden between the world of plants and animals, another world exists… The Secret World of Fungi.
We’ll begin in the mysterious world of the forest floor, where fungi are the central players in nature’s story of birth, death, and rebirth to discover that life as we know it simply would not exist without them.
Join acclaimed British biologist, Dr. Merlin Sheldrake, on a quest to find an incredibly precious blue mushroom, against the backdrop of Tasmania’s ancient Tarkine rainforest. Merlin will show us some the grandest and strangest organisms ever discovered, showcased through jaw-dropping time-lapse cinematography, in a landscape largely unchanged from the time of the dinosaurs.
Fungi have important lessons to teach humanity about survival through cooperation. Indeed, these incredible lifeforms may hold the key to solving some of humanity’s most urgent problems.
With millions more species to discover, our journey into the secret world of fungi has only just begun.
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.
Denali, which was once called Mount McKinley, is North America’s highest peak. At its towering glacier-clad summit elevation of 6,190 meters above sea level, the temperature is 30 degrees below zero Celsius even in the middle of summer. The condition there is so extreme that it has claimed some lives of explorers.
In 2016 Daisuke Sasaki, a Japanese climber and skier, embarked on an extraordinary undertaking – a one-push ski descent down the hill of the Cassin Ridge on the Southwest Face of Denali. The steep slope that drops directly down to a valley looks as if soaring almost vertically to climbers.
NHK closely followed and captured Sasaki’s great adventure in 4K using eight UHD cameras. The huge precipitous slope plumbing down at inclines of up to 55 degrees, dozens of meters deep crevasses silently gaping in the gentle-white snow cap, and avalanches tumbling rapidly down the slopes that are caused by unusual weather – all the spectacles Sasaki met at the most beautiful but the most precarious mountain in North America were filmed in a stunning quality.
Denali, however, did not so easily allow the daredevil skier to accomplish his ambitious attempt. A slip fall of a team member, who was injured in the accident, nearly discouraged him to continue his bid on the unprecedented decent, but instigated by warm supports from his team members and his profound adoration for Naomi Uemura, a great predecessor and his countryman, Sasaki decided to resume his adventure. And at last in 38 days Sasaki pulled off the stunning feat.
This is a story about a man who made a record success in the world of big-mountain skiing. In a series of suspenseful scenes of his perilous adventure into the magnificent mountain and the breathtaking decent from its ridge, it will get across the viewers how deeply the impulse for exploration dwells in our human species. His adventurous spirit will spark their sporting blood …
Journey from the depths of the Pacific Ocean into the far reaches of space on a quest to find something that changes everything — signs of life, somewhere else in the universe.
With stunning imagery from the world’s most powerful telescopes, this new giant screen film takes audiences from the surface of Mars and the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn, to the extreme lava fields of Hawaii and the thermal vents deep beneath the sea. In these harsh environments, astrobiologists look for clues to how life takes hold. As this immersive adventure into the universe reveals the possibility of life on planets like our own, The Search for Life in Space will make you re-examine such fundamental questions as: “Are we alone?”
The Search for Life in Space is a December Media film produced in association with Film Victoria Australia and Swinburne University of Technology. The film is distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.
The Trolley propels giant screen audiences through the great cities of the globe to tell the story of one of civilization’s most remarkable inventions. Step aboard the talented electric trolley for a ride across the eras and through thirty-nine cities and sixteen countries …
Perfected in the 19th century workshop of American inventor Frank Sprague, the first functional electric trolley was embraced as a miracle of the electric age—a device that could rid streets of suffocating piles of horse manure and flies and even re-invent civilization. And it did.
The electric streetcar, tram or trolley was a ride that changed everything. Across a century-and-a-half, trolleys carried billions of people to work and play and home again. Gifted with extreme efficiency and an egalitarian outlook, the device helped revitalize and re-build the urban landscape.
Created expressly for giant IMAX® screens The Trolley propels audiences on a kinetic, electrifying and music-charged journey through great cities across the globe, revealing the trolley’s own roller coaster ride: from humble birth to explosive, world-transforming success, to near obliteration in the automobile age, to its technological renaissance in the 21st century. From the trolley’s kinetic vantage, we witness a century and-a-half of explosive change and discover the hidden magic of the trolley itself.
Cuba tells the powerful story of a land preserved in time, yet poised on the cusp of dramatic change. The nation’s vibrant culture, meticulously maintained colonial architecture, and pristine ecosystems provide a vivid window into the island’s history and spirit. Cuba will transport audiences across breathtaking landscapes, under the ocean surface to iridescent reefs, and into streets throbbing with music and dance in the heart of Havana.
Through the eyes of Cuban artists, historians, and scientists, the film provides an intimate look this vivacious island nation. Filmed exclusively for the giant screen format, Cuba reveals why Cuba continues to stir the imagination of the world. Cuba is produced by Golden Gate 3D, in association with BBC Earth, Giant Screen Films and the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.
Hidden Pacific is a pioneering film that profiles some of the Pacific Ocean’s most beautiful islands and marine national monuments — breathtaking places that will leave audiences with a deep-felt appreciation for the beauty of nature untouched by civilization. The storied histories of Palmyra, Midway and other atolls – from the WWII Pacific Theater to their present environmental recovery and ecological research initiatives – provide the platform from which the film explores a diversity of science and human stories. Hidden Pacific is produced by Tandem Stills + Motion, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and affiliated organizations.
Volcanoes: The Fires Within will take audiences around the world with National Geographic photographer, Carsten Peter, to get dangerously close to volcanoes. Audiences will learn about how volcanoes have impacted humans for millennia — from continents, to ecosystems, to wildlife habitats.
Life happened in the Serengeti on an unprecedented scale.
It’s home to most of Africa’s most iconic animals, and hosts one of the world’s greatest natural events — the annual wildebeest migration.
Nature has orchestrated a perfect symphony in which every species has a very distinct role to play in a larger story — the balance of an entire ecosystem.
We’ll see it through the eyes of the youngest members of our animal cast as they imitate their parents, and learn about the mighty roles they’ll play.
Prepare to be awed by this immersive Giant Screen film about how nature works in one of the world’s greatest ecosystems.
The dream of flying has captivated human imagination since prehistoric times. Even with the advent of aircrafts and the increasing availability of air travel, the ancient question stays with us: What if we could simply spread our arms and fly like a bird?
Wingsuit flight is a groundbreaking phenomenon that has adrenaline junkies traveling the world in search of one exhilarating experience after the next. Our flyers have set records searching out the most exciting locations to take longer and more daring flights. In this epic 40-minute IMAX experience, we catch a ride with some of the best flyers in the world as they journey to incredible mountaintops while teaching us the art and science of human flight. The film is both a first and third person perspective from the flyers themselves and a name Voice Over. It will feature incredible footage from POV helmet cameras, flying drones, and helicopter rigs.
What’s behind the pilot and the suit? How can they fly longer and faster? Will man ever fly without a chute? We answer those questions and more while exploring the burgeoning counter culture of wingsuit pilots, whose lives are dedicated to chasing the thrill and pursuit of human flight.
Sharks are the perfect apex predator, virtually unchanged and untouched by time. Our species’ histories converge at the intersection of fascination and fear. Join us on a scientific journey of discovery into the world of the deep abyss, as we seek to understand and respect these amazing rulers of the sea. We’ll follow the world’s top marine scientists, and learn about the ways we are protecting sharks rather than fearing them.
A civilization that rose to become the envy of the world, only to disappear … a mystery waiting to be unlocked by modern archaeologists, scientists and explorers.
Following an epic spree of religious building whose scale and ambition rivals the pyramids of Egypt, Angkor is the scene of one of the greatest vanishing acts of all time. The Khmer kingdom lasted from the 9th to the 15th centuries and at its height dominated a large swathe of South-East Asia from Myanmar to the west to Vietnam in the East. As many as one million people lived in Angkor, the capital, which sprawled across an area the size of New York’s five boroughs, making it the most extensive urban complex of the pre-industrial world. By the late 16th Century, the once resplendent capital of the empire, with its thousands of elaborate temples and religious monuments, was being overrun by the surrounding jungles.
Many experts have attempted to provide answers, and theories abound. 1300 carved inscriptions survive on temple doorjambs but the Khmer people of Angkor left not a single word explaining their kingdom’s collapse. This will be a visually stunning film … an epic adventure where science, mystery and ancient civilization intersect.
Between a jagged cliff face and a roaring ocean, lives a colony of Australian Sea Lions. In an environment equally as harsh as it is beautiful, be immersed in a classic coming of age tale guided by one of Australia’s most unique, intelligent, and playful animals. Take an intimate journey inside the colony where a life of great intimacy, tenderness, and clumsiness, must often give way to a life of great sacrifice and bravery. Dive into the world of a rare Australian Sea Lion pup – and meet the people that are trying to save her species.