Film & Discussion: Chasing Ice Documentary
A discussion following the showing will be led by Jeffrey Spencer, the senior pastor at Niles Discovery Church and a climate activist.
National Geographic photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. Then he participated in an "Extreme Ice Survey" and discovered undeniable evidence of our changing planet.
In Chasing Ice, we follow Balog across the Arctic as he deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world?s changing glaciers. Balog?s hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into minutes and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.
Traveling with a young team of adventurers by helicopter, canoe, and dog sled across three continents, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story in human history. As the debate about climate change polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters continue to rise around the world, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to gather evidence and deliver hope to our carbon-powered planet.