Chasing Ice

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Nominee! Best original Song, 2013 Academy Awards

Co-presented by the University of Arizona's Institute of the Environment

Winner! Best Cinematography, Sundance Film Festival 2012

 

“NYT CRITICS PICK! Full of stunning images in addition to being timely … as watchable as it is important.”- Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

“This amazingly beautiful, and amazingly frightening, documentary captures the immediacy of what climate change is doing to the Arctic landscape. – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

“Dramatic … Chasing Ice aims to accomplish, with pictures, what all the hot air that has been generated on the subject of global warming hasn't been able to do: make a difference.” - Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post

 

Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey (EIS), he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Traveling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet. (Dir. by Jeff Orlowski, 2012, US, 75 min., Rated PG-13, Submarine Films) HD Digital

 

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Read an interview with director Jeff Orlowski and James Balog

 

 

 
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