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Chasing Ice (2012)Chasing Ice (2012)

Chasing Ice (2012)

Documentary

6.9

movie

United States of America

English

Intense, Thought-provoking

2012

Jeff Orlowski

James Balog, Jeff Orlowski, Kitty Boone

74 min

Synopsis

When National Geographic photographer James Balog asked, “How can one take a picture of climate change?” his attention was immediately drawn to ice. Soon he was asked to do a cover story on glaciers that became the most popular and well-read piece in the magazine during the last five years. But for Balog, that story marked the beginning of a much larger and longer-term project that would reach epic proportions.

Our Take

6.9
Vojta

Incredible footage combined with a great soundtrack will keep you frozen in your seat until global warming melts you off (so to speak). Chasing Ice is about a National Geographic photographer who tries to capture a complete overview of what climate change is doing to our planet. Consequently this movie took years to make and countless technical issues had to be dealt with in order to record the time-lapse videos. The result is mesmerizing, and captures something that has never been caught on camera before. This movie is evidence of what our planet is going through that everyone can relate to. Be prepared to be charmed and saddened at the same time.

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Linda Strand

Excellent if depressing. I loved it. The photography was spectacular.

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