Chasing Ice (Original version with French subtitles)
Saturday 06th October 2012 from 20h30 to 22h15
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre
- Directed by
- Jeff Orlowski
- Produced by
- Exposure, LLC
Documentary, United States, 2011, 74 min
Competition Grand Jury
Will be screened again : Sunday 07th October 2012 from 16h00 to 17h45
'National Geographic' photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers 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 seconds 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 polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramp up around the world, 'Chasing Ice' depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to gather evidence and deliver hope to our carbon-powered planet.
Debate with :
- Vincent Jomelli, research director, geomorphologist at the CNRS
- Further information about the film on the official website.
- The film will also be screened on Sunday 7 October at the IPGP (Institut Physique du Globe de Paris) at 4 p.m.