Chasing Ice (Sold Out)

  • May 27, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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In Chasing Ice we follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. Balog's hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.

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Tickets: $20 on Eventfinder.
http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/chasing-ice/wellington

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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. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

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.

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  • Dave K.

    Really glad you all enjoyed it. If you think there will be strong interest again, I'll check in with the distributor about another screening :)

    May 29, 2013

  • Nicki

    Awesome, great movie, thanks for organising Dave! Haunting. Been thinking about it all week.

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • Rob R.

    Thanks for the screening Dave, I loved the movie. I know three people who wanted to go but couldn't get tickets, so there may be the numbers if you were thinking of a second screening.

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • katia

    Amazing beautiful and frightening movie. Feel like I'd be happy watching ice moving around for ages as it is such a mesmerising image. Bur then I really wish there was a bit less movement around there... Thanks Dave, hope you get to see it soon!

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Fiona

    Thanks for screening this film. Awesome and alarming at the same time. Beautiful photography. Well worth a watch.

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Carol M

    Phenomenal!! absolutely inspiring, so many things. You could feel the beauty, the magic, the power of the glaciers as well as see it. What an amazing visionary. Life changing.

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Sean F.

    Incredible documentary. Visually stunning and highly thought provoking. James Balog's obsession to capture the effects of global warming on the ice caps through photography was inspiring. It also delivered a very cold, hard message. The audience was almost silent throughout the entire screening apart from the occassional gasp at the rate in which these ice caps are disappearing. A must see!

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for screening this Dave. Great doco. It ticked all the boxes for me – great cinematography, spectacular photographs, strong message, inspirational film maker.

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Joel E.

    Inspiring, Convicting, Entertaining - ICE. Would highly recommend to others. Wanting to know what to do now though, It feels like we have set our course and are bound to it.

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Bryony H.

    I have a spare ticket (got the flu :( ) first reply gets it

    May 27, 2013

    • Jemma B.

      oh I wish I had checked my email earlier! Too late for me to brave the cold now.

      May 27, 2013

  • Geoffrey H.

    Hi Dave, New to the Meet-up method of network & put myself down as coming with a friend but didn't get the pay through Eventfinder system then. Is the sold-out 'Online' meaning that there is still a chance I can pay for the two tickets 'reserved' at the door? Cheers, Geoff

    May 26, 2013

    • Dave K.

      Hey Geoff. All tickets are sold out, sorry. Usually there are a handful of people who bought tickets, can't make it and post here to see if anyone else is keen ... but I've not seen any of that this time around.

      May 26, 2013

    • Dave K.

      These Meetup sites are handy for bringing together a community based on common interests, keeping folk inforrmed about upcoming events, enabling discussion, etc ... but meetup hasn't yet worked out event ticketing in NZ dollars. So things are a little disjoined with ticketing via Eventfinder.

      May 26, 2013

  • Gregory M.

    Looks great - but don't think I can make this one. Thanks Dave!

    May 23, 2013

  • Dave K.

    Hey all. Just so you know, as 80% of tickets for this screening have already sold, I'm checking in with the venue to see whether we can get the larger auditorium. Don't forget to get your tickets on eventfinder!

    1 · May 13, 2013

    • Dave K.

      Hey Jemma. That is a bit misleading of Eventfinder, bah. We sold out of tickets at 9am this morning, so your only option now is the open black market (seeing whether anyone can't make it along closer to time, and buying their ticket from them directly).

      1 · May 22, 2013

    • Jemma B.

      Hey Dave, thanks for your reply! I thought it might be a bit late to get in on the action...but still worth a try. Serves me right for not buying them earlier!

      May 22, 2013

  • Dave K.

    Congratulations to Fiona Ryan for her winning poster design! Check it out here: http://db.tt/rmnxeWKY (please feel very free to share and/or print the poster) ... and check out Fiona's prize bundle here: http://t.co/HEd8lajkRC
    In other news, the screening will be in the biggest auditorium this time and 30% of tickets have already sold!

    2 · May 5, 2013

    • Joel E.

      "This folder is empty" says Dropbox. Have you made the file publicly accessible Dave?

      May 6, 2013

    • Dave K.

      Folder was fine ... I'd moved the files away instead of copying them. Doh. Available again now :) You've passed the observation test, Joel. 10 points to Gryffindor.

      May 6, 2013

  • Geoffrey H.

    Looking forward to the time lapse cinematography.

    May 3, 2013

  • Rosie P.

    Cool

    April 29, 2013

  • Ellen Z.

    I've been waiting for this one for a while!! Amazing! Thanks for the screening.

    April 15, 2013

  • Carol M

    I am SOOOOOO looking forward to this one!!

    April 10, 2013

  • Nicki

    Thanks for organising!

    1 · April 6, 2013

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