The Arctic & the Antarctic -- two of the greatest deserts on earth, among the least known and most vital to our survival.





The High Arctic is a sea surrounded by land.







The Arctic sustains a large indigenous population. Politically, the Arctic rim is controlled by the nations that surround it.







Anctarctica is a mountanous continent surrounded by sea.







In Antarctica only scientists with long supply lines can survive long. Antarctica is neutral demilitarised territory supervised by an international treaty.







Between them the polar regions act as the earth's refrigerator, helping to drive the world's weather systems.





Both contain clues to the origins and potential fate of the planet, and each contains riches for the meteorologists and geologists, the biologists and the palaeontologists while offering powerful temptations to the military strategist and the mineral speculator. Today, as native northerners make new contacts around the Artic rim, as a resource-hungry world seeks new animal and mineral wealth, as scientists monitor the globe in their priviledged polar outposts and as new opportunities for circumpolar co-operation emerge at both ends of the earth, the Artic and Antarctic are becoming crucial in our struggle to maintain and bequeath a viable planet.





This exploration starts with a journey into the polar circles, both Artic and Anctartic, while documenting all the way through. Even getting it a bit forward to the circumpolar exploration while carring filming equipment with us. Taking on account every step of the way the effect of industrialization on the Nature's pathway as the main subject of this documentaries journey. Our itinerary starts in Spain as the central headquarter of action while moving North, towards the Artic circle.





The journey goes onto the Antarctic circle, departing from Venezuela and moving through South America. Registering every human and industrial activity found within our journey's way. Keeping security and safety measures of action, in order to minimize activity footprint and increase documentary development.









Images -- Wikimedia, Celestia-gnome 1.6.1 screenshots (C) Copyright 2001-2011, Celestia Development Team.
Bibliography -- POLE POSITIONS, By Daniel Snowman (C) Copyright 1993, Hodder & Stoughton.

Maps -- https://helios-martinez.cartodb.com/maps (C) Copyright 2016, Helios Martinez Dominguez.