Ocean Night Film Screening
A story of the extreme ice survey
Chasing Ice (2012) is a documentary film directed by Jeff Orlowski, about the efforts of photographer James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey to publicize the effects of climate change. 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. The documentary includes scenes from a glacier calving event that took place at Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland, lasting 75 minutes, the longest such event ever captured on film.
Also, the night’s surf flick will be Bending Colours: “Kai Neville (Modern Collective, Lost Atlas and Dear Suburbia) takes Jordy Smith as his subject in and creates a hugely inventive mixture of cinematic highs, visual manipulation and pulse-quickening surf action.”
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