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Chasing Ice

James Balog , Svavar Jónatansson , Jeff Orlowski    Unrated   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. Chasing Ice is the story of one man s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world s changing glaciers. As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet. Visually breathtaking. --Variety Stunning...Timely...A solitary quest with global implications. --The New York Times Hauntingly beautiful. --Huffington Post

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5.0 out of 5 stars Chasing ice a delight Oct. 17 2013
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first rate photography, spectacular video of glaciers calving,could have done without the global warming theories.A study in perseverance in exploration
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent view of the loss of the Glaciers April 3 2014
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A great look at the hidden loss to any person who loves the natural world that in many ways the human is destroying.
The amazing photography is awe inspiring, a truly well done piece of work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chasing Ice March 21 2014
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This is a profoundly educational docu-drama and an amazing visual experience to have on record.

Bravi to the team for this accomplishment!
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This carefully documented story offers visually compelling reasons why we inhabitants of earth should be taking more action than we are against the tremendous forces of climate change. The story of how this documentary was made is amazing as well, one man's determination to gather the necessary information in Iceland's unforgiving weather and challenging terrain, all while struggling to overcome the personal adversity of failing knees and the post-surgery recovery period. The photography is overwhelmingly beautiful in and of itself, and the time-lapse sequences dramatically demonstrate how fast the earth's polar regions are losing their ice caps. While I first saw this video free on TV, I made a point of purchasing it in order to get some support back to James Balog and the people who created it.
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