To watch our exclusive interview with director Jeff Orlowski and National Geographic photographer James Balog about Chasing Ice, please click on the video player above.
Chasing Ice follows award-winning environmental photographer James Balog on his journey to capture rapidly-enroding glaciers in the Arctic. 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. In the film, 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, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.
Chasing Ice is currently playing in theaters in New York, and opens exclusively at the Nuart Theater in West Los Angeles on November 23rd.