Chasing Ice | 2012

Documentary, Nature
National Geographic photographer James Balog captures multi-year time-lapse videos of vanishing glaciers across the Arctic, providing undeniable evidence of climate change.
Director: Jeff Orlowski
Writers: Mark Monroe
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 1 win | full awards »

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Diamond Docs

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Exposure LLC

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Synopsis

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. 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, this documentary depicts a photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to a carbon-powered planet.

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