Distinguished environmental photographer James Balog is preparing to release his multi-year film project “Chasing Ice”. After embarking north to photograph Icelandic glacier fields, he created “The Extreme Ice Survey” which is the subject of “Chasing Ice”. The documentary follows Balog and his team around the globe as they attempt to capture the recession of the worlds oldest ice formations.
The movie will be showing in major cities and the entire schedule can be found on the “Chasing Ice” site.
From the “Chasing Ice” website:
“Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. 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.
As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.”