Living in the Shadow of the Moon-Dog
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 8/31/2012
Moon-Dog captures the winterover life of 50 people at the U.S. Antarctic research station "South Pole", located on the highest, driest, coldest continent on earth. A combination of -100F temperatures, fierce storms, hypoxia, stress and the unexpected illness of the station's doctor all conspire to push people to their limits. Just days before Paul C. Daniels left Detroit to spend nine months locked into the most remote and isolated outpost on the face of the earth, he bought a Sony-Handy-Cam to keep a video-diary of his experience. He captured everything from melting ice for drinking water, to his five jobs, to his social life as a "POLIE". Through equipment failures, conflict and crisis the crew could rely on no one but each other to survive. Despite insomnia, lack of oxygen and exhaustion that clouded his thoughts, plagued his winter and pushed him to his limits, the rewards at the South Pole were great. "Aurora Australis" filled the sky from horizon to horizon and majestic storms rumbled the massive geodesic dome he calls home. The solitude, the tranquility, and "Living in the Shadow of the Moon-Dog" are rewards that keep him hanging on for the sunrise. It was these rewards, and the adventuresome spirit his long departed father's WWII adventures instilled in him that pulled him through. Experience a South Pole winterover with Paul C. Daniels.