Chasing Ice, the new hot film on global warming, goes beyond rhetoric to deliver evidence of climate change.
Whereas the last major film on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth, featured a polarizing figure in Al Gore, whom many doubted had the authority to speak on the subject, Chasing Ice, relies on film of the Arctic’s changing glaciers to prove global warming is a real threat.
The footage for the film comes from National Geographic photographer James Balog, a former climate change skeptic, who in 2005, along with a group of young adventurers, launched The Extreme Ice Survey, deploying time-lapse cameras across the Arctic to capture multi-year footage of the glaciers.
Chasing Ice is directed by Jeff Orlowski, who also served as cinematographer of the Extreme Ice Survey.
Chasing Ice is an Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival.
Another Arctic inspired film debuting this year is To The Arctic 3D, an IMAX film narrated by Meryl Streep that follows a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing wildnerness they call home.
To The Arctic was directed by Greg MacGillivray and will debut in select IMAX theaters starting April 20.
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