Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice

National Geographic photographer James Balog journeys to the Arctic seeking visual proof of the effects of climate change. Winner of the Audience Award (Documentary) at SXSW Festival 2012.

"Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. Traveling with a team 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." (SXSW 2012)

Winner of the Audience Award (Documentary) at SXSW Festival 2012, and the Cinematography Award at Sundance 2012.
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Variety

Variety

The case for climate change is mounted in visually breathtaking yet conventional fashion in Chasing Ice.

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Total Film

Total Film

Visually spectacular montages of ice floes receding that will make you gasp and move you to tears.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

As watchable as it is important.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

If any film can convert the climate-change sceptics, Chasing Ice would be it: here, seeing really is believing.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The "green" teams looking into such energy sources as solar, wind and nuclear are often ridiculed. Watch Chasing Ice and see if you laugh.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Though the filmmaker's point of view on the matter seems quite clear, Orlowski does smartly acknowledge counterarguments against climate change without dwelling on them.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Is this about the hazards of global warming or the awesomeness of James Balog? Not entirely sure...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Makes a compelling environmental case without sacrificing beauty.

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