Filmmaker Holly Morris debuted the teaser – first look trailer for Exposure, her documentary receiving its New York Premiere at DOC NYC on November 13. Led by polar explorer Felicity Aston, the films follows eleven novice women explorers, from the Arab World and the West, embark on a physically and emotionally demanding journey to the top of the world.
As the Arctic polar ice cap melts, reaching the North Pole has become increasingly dangerous. But an expedition of women from Europe and the Arab world, led by explorer Felicity Aston, have set an audacious goal of skiing to the North Pole. Filmmaker Holly Morris (The Babushkas of Chernobyl) and an all-women film crew document this daring and unprecedented group as they navigate everything from frostbite and polar bear threats, to sexism and self-doubt in an intimate story of resilience, survival and global citizenry — in what may be the last-ever over ice expedition to the top of the world.
Featured in the documentary are Felicity Aston, Expedition Team Leader, Misba Khan (Manchester, U.K.), Asma Al Thani (Qatar), Susan Gallon (France), Mariam Hamidaddin (Saudi Arabia), Anisa Al Raissi (Oman), Ida Olsson (Sweden), Lamees Najim (Kuwait), Nataša Briški (Slovenia), Olga Rumyantseva (Russia), and Stephanie Solomonides (Cyprus).
Watch the teaser trailer for Exposure.
For two decades filmmaker Holly Morris has told, and championed, pro-woman, cross-cultural stories o nthe global stage. She is an internationally known filmmaker, author, and presenter (AdventureDivas, Globe Trekker, Treks in a Wild World). Her last feature film,The Babushkas of Chernobyl (“Beautiful, affectionate and stirring”–NYT) premiered at the Los Angeles FilmFestival, where it won the Jury Award for Directing, the first of nearly two dozen awards received before being broadcast world-wide. The film’s story, based on her print journalism, is about a defiant community of women who live inside Ukraine’s radioactive “Exclusion Zone,”also is the basis of her popular TED Talk.