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Chasing Ice

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Chasing Ice
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Chronicles the efforts of nature photographer James Balog to document the receding of the Solheim glacier in Iceland, a consequence of climate change and global warming, in which strategically placed cameras would take one picture every hour for three years.
Publisher: [New York] : Docuramafilms : Distributed in the U.S. by Cinedigm Entertainment, c2013
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD 551.312 CHASING
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 75 min) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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Chronicles the astounding efforts of nature photographer James Balog to document the receding of the Solheim glacier in Iceland, a consequence of climate change and global warming, in which strategically placed cameras take one picture every hour for three years.


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Oct 24, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Chasing Ice" is the work of nature photographer James Balog, a man who has taken terrific risks to determine how fast ice is receding on the Solheim glacier in Iceland. He and his small crew set cameras up to take one picture every hour for three years. Doing research is severe weather has its consequences and James Balog narration gives us the difficulties and the victories of his exploration. I wish everyone could see this film, it is that important. It would be especially good in science programs in high schools and colleges. I hope it is already in use there now. Believe me, you will be surprised with what Balog finds at the Solheim Glacier!
P.S. I am very proud of all the patrons who have commented thus far on "Chasing Ice". I am not alone in my praise and all the comments are worthy of your attention. It certainly gives me hope that the message is getting out. Thanks!

May 27, 2014
  • real_thing rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this is cool

May 24, 2014
  • gemini07 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A meeting of science and visual arts....phenomenal.

Mar 10, 2014
  • Beltane rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stunning cinematography and glacial science combines to verify climate change. A passionate undertaking of physical, mental and spiritual stamina reveals a story that needs to be told. Beautiful stills and footage of our planets geographical history gone forever have been caputured on celluloid and are shown in this film. The story teaches, not preaches. James Balog and courageous crew have shown climate change in real time and presented the ugliness of it all in a beautifully, cinematic format.

Nov 05, 2013
  • Bill_R rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie has wonderful glacier and ice photography: stills, time lapse, video. It has the largest calving event recorded on film, a 300 foot high by 3 mile wide tidewater section broke up a mile deep. There are images of ice sheets and glaciers under stars, sun and northern lights. The time lapse sequences reveal glaciers as living creatures, covering several years of advance-retreat.

Its also an inspiring human story about the experienced photographer and his young crew about the commitment and challenges to capture these images.

There is some science but the message is in seeing real glaciers not charts. The photographer was a "climate skeptic" 20 years ago but has found the evidence of change to be overwhelming.

Sep 18, 2013
  • joseph rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Fair - beautifully shot documentary; the message is clear from the first 5 minutes. The rest of the film is to feast on the visuals. .

Jul 16, 2013
  • ravenheart rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This extraordinarily impressive undertaking yields very telling photographic proof of global warming for anyone that is still being fooled by corporate propaganda telling you it doesn't exist. And even more importantly, it also captures the scary speed at which it's happening.

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