A Night in Antarctica

Toronto Women Launch Antarctica Podcast at the Revue Cinema

Toronto podcasting duo Samantha Hodder and Carol Devine have a plan to take audiences on a virtual journey to Antarctica. This Is Our Time is a new podcast that will launch on September 20, 2017. It’s an 8-episode, immersive story that transports listeners to the icy continent using interview footage, audio diaries and location recording.

To celebrate the launch of the first season, they are hosting “A Night in Antarctica” at the Revue Cinema on September 20, 2107 at 7pm.

The event will feature Hodder and Devine presenting a live episode inspired by the largest all-female scientist expedition to Antarctica, and will invite some special guests from the podcast to the stage.

The live show will be followed by a screening of the documentary Antarctica: Ice and Sky from acclaimed Director of March of the Penguins, Luc Jacquet. The documentary is filled with rare archival footage from the early days of Antarctic science and follows pioneering French glaciologist, Claude Lorius, whose discoveries laid the ground for the scientific understanding of climate change

This is Our Time podcast series will launch the same day. The four-hour-long serialized podcast uses a personal tone, and aims to inspire all generations of change-makers and invites audiences to think critically about their own impact on climate change and the importance of having women in influential roles of leadership. “We want our listeners to feel a part of this story because it’s actually about all of us,” says Hodder, a producer and writer, whose work has appeared on TVOntario and CBC Radio.

As the story unfolds, the women delve into contemporary issues pressing our world, and particularly women. Hodder talks to the five women about personal growth, career paths, motherhood, obstacles and opportunities for women today. “This story shines light on these structural barriers that women face,” says Carol Devine, a three-time Antarctic expedition veteran, in the project’s Kickstarter video. “That’s why we said yes to this, these women around the world. That’s why women are marching. We know climate change is real and irrefutable. Who’s making the change today? It’s us. It’s the people. This is our time, together, anywhere, all in, let’s go,” says Devine.

Tickets for the event are available through eventbrite .Doors open at 6:30pm and the live event starts at 7pm. Find them here: http://bit.ly/2gRuoyJ

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