Director: Jeff Orlowski
Screenwriters: Mark Monroe
When National Geographic photographer James Balog asked, â€śHow can one take a picture of climate change?â€ť 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.
In this breathtakingly beautiful documentary, filmmaker Jeff Orlowski follows the indomitable photographer as he brings to life the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS)â€”a massive photography project that placed 30 cameras across three continents to gather visual evidence of the Earthâ€™s melting ice. Chasing Ice tells the story of a visionary artist who, in facing his own mortality, bequeaths the magic of photography and the adventure of the expedition to a new generation and captures the most visible sign of climate change on the planet today.
- U.S. Documentary Feature Films
- 2012, Sundance Film Festival
- U.S.A., 75 min.
- Excellence in Cinematography Award Documentary