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Documentary Screening: Chasing Ice
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Balog had been a skeptic about climate change, but that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and captures ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.
‘Chasing Ice’ is considered by many to be the best produced and most important
environmental film since Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’. It tells two stories: the life and work of celebrated photographer James Balog, and the melting of ice at an alarmingly un-glacial rate.
‘Chasing Ice’ has received numerous awards including the Sundance Film Festival’s excellence in cinematography award.
‘Chasing Ice’ will be showing at the Gallery at Artisan Square on December 7th. Doors open at 7:00. Film starts at 7:30. Entrance by donation.