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Chasing Ice

Directed by Jeff Orlowski

USA, 2012

Cornerhouse, 22 December 2012

Chasing Ice

It’s a film about a venture at once heroic and significant.

The glaciers are flowing away, seemingly as sudden as your child’s tears.  James Balog is a photographer who set out to document this phenomenon, to provide visible proof of climate change, a paradigmatic image.  Here we have his story and details of the project he began – the Extreme Ice Survey – along with myriad stunning glacial landscapes.

Zeal, passion, courage, persistence, curiosity, an unswerving eye for nature’s beauty – these are some qualities that Balog brings to his work.  And it is no exaggeration to say that he risks life and limb: just count the number of knee operations he’s had.

A beautiful, inspiring  film.  Further details of James Balog’s Extreme Ice Survey project can be found here.