Film: Chasing Ice
USA, 2012, 74 min, English OV / Directed by: Jeff Orlowski
Sundance Excellence in Cinematography Award winning Chasing Ice is one of the most visually stunning films made about global warming.
Twenty years ago, world renowned National Geographic photographer James Balog was a climate change sceptic, until he started photographing the retreat of the world’s glaciers. Together with filmmaker Jeff Orlowski, he treks to remote locations to set up the Extreme Ice Survey. The challenges are immense: installing custom-built time-lapse cameras across three continents, in some of the harshest conditions on earth. What they capture will blow you away: the stunning and terrifying images from Greenland to Iceland, Nepal to Alaska cannot be ignored. If ever there was a call to action, the visual proof of the extinction of these incredible yet vulnerable features of our physical environment is it.
“You've never seen images like this before.” - Robert Redford
“One of the most beautiful and important films ever made.” - The Huffington Post
Chasing Ice has won 23 awards at film festivals around the world, including: Sundance (Excellence in Cinematography Award: US Documentary), Hot Docs, Full Frame, Big Sky Film Festival, South By Southwest Film Festival, River Run Film Festival, CinemAmbiente, Berkshire Film Festival, MountainFilm in Telluride, Palo Alto Film Festival, Berwick Film Festival, Port Townsend Film Festival, DocuWest Film Festival, Take One Action Film Festival, Boulder Film Festival, etc.