Antarctic Peninsula

This bold, strong narration provides an explanation of how humans threaten the Antarctic Peninsula’s fragile ecosystem. Beautiful images and inspiring words.

I was asked by The University of Sydney to voice a film outlining the protection needed for the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Incredibly only 5% of the Southern Ocean is protected, leaving a vast area exposed. As tourism increases in this area, due to its relative accessibility, this can prove disastrous for the local ecosystems. The commercial fishing of krill, a vital food source, for the omega-3 market has increased in recent years which has also proved catastrophic. It was important in my delivery of the voice over to ensure that these facts were clear while presenting the serious nature of the problem in a concise and friendly way.

The good news is that a group of more than 280 women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) are aiming to transform the peninsular into a marine protected area. This would limit human activities and crucially decrease commercial fishing. Here, my voice changes and I am able to give a feeling of hope and inspiration. I provide a ‘call-to-action’ to encourage governments to support this scheme and “to make history”.

This short film is beautifully shot with wonderful animal scenes, breathtaking landscapes and scientific diagrams. It was a great pleasure to be a part of this project, not just because it is so important to our world, but because it is so lovely to watch.

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