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Chasing Ice

Free screening of the documentary "Chasing Ice" that screened earlier this year at Full Frame. I've seen the film and recommend it, so I'm passing on the suggestion to the group.

Can photography change the world? James Balog, a National Geographic nature photographer, hopes so. Smitten with the glittering, translucent beauty of arctic landscapes, Balog uses his inspiring images as catalyst in his new role as climate change activist. He and his colleagues created the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) and installed cameras in remote northern locations to take photos at measured intervals. These time-lapse photography sequences stretch over years and sound an alarm as northern ice landscapes dramatically melt and recede. In the belief that a person’s own eyes can register evidence that overrides the statistics that skeptics question, his team’s images show how the dramatic changes in the world’s glaciers demand an urgent response. Scientific fact and aesthetic beauty merge in the monumental and dramatic scenes illustrating global warming’s chilling ravages. Invite your climate-change doubting friends to deny the sight of “the miracle and the horror” of vanishing glacial fields.

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  • Elizabeth J.

    Looks great, but I am going to a NCMA event.

    October 19, 2013

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