06th - 11th October 2016
bande annonce

Chasing Ice (Original version with French subtitles)

Sunday 07th October 2012 from 16h00 to 17h45
Salle 3 / IPGP

Directed by
Jeff Orlowski
Produced by
Exposure, LLC

Documentary, United States, 2011, 74 min

Competition Grand Jury
Will be screened again : Saturday 06th October 2012 from 20h30 to 22h15

'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 :

  • Guillaume LE HIR, lecturer, Paris VII - Institut Physique du Globe de Paris

Know more

  • Further information about the film on the official website.
  • The film will be screened first on Saturday 6 October at the Grand Amphithéâtre of the Museum at 20.30 p.m.