Frontier's Best of 2012 Series: Chasing Ice
Chasing Ice is being sponsored by The Chewonki Foundation, an environmental-education organization based in Wiscasset, Maine, dedicated to helping people grow individually and in community with others by providing educational experiences that foster an understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the natural world and that emphasize the power of focused, collective effort.
Directed by Jeff Orlowski
1 hr 15 mins, rated NR
Excellence in Cinematography Sundance Film Festival 2012
Audience Award Festival Favorites SXSW 2012
Audience Award River Run Film Festival 2012
People's Choice Award Hot Docs Film Festival 2012
Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change an a cynic about the nature of academic research. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In CHASING ICE, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse camera 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 adverturers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his wellbeing in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarized America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, CHASING ICE depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to delivery fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.
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