INITIAL RELEASE: 2012
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Jeff Orlowski
EXTREME ICE SURVEY: James Balog
MUSIC: Score composed, produced, and arranged by J. RALPH, Co-produced by ARTHUR PINGREY
MAIN LOCATIONS: Sermeq Kujalleq near Ilulissat
Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change and 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 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.
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