A 26-year-old student, Matthieu Tordeur is the youngest member of the Société des Explorateurs Français. In November 2018, he will undertake an expedition of 1150 km skiing from the coast of the Antarctic continent to the South Pole, alone, without assistance (no sailing traction) and total autonomy (no refueling). He will become, the first French and the youngest adventurer in history to accomplish such a feat.
On this occasion, we produce a 52-minute documentary film that retraces the history of this extraordinary adventure, while putting it in perspective of the history of the conquest of the South Pole and telling the uniqueness of the continent, both geopolitically and environmental (visit of Amundsen-Scott American base).
At the South Pole, the average annual temperature is -49 degrees, the landscape is white and uninhabited, in summer the sun never sets, there is no time zone because the clock is universal. The South Pole is like another planet, a fascinating destination.
What motivates a 26-year-old student at SciencesPo and King's College London to leave alone to join the South Pole? Why does Matthew embark on such an adventure? We are interested in the very meaning of this adventure for him and for those who preceded him (interview of Jean-Louis-Etienne, mentor of the expedition).