Closing Night Gala at 13th Annual Environmental Film Festival
Directed by: Jeff Orlowski | 74 minutes | USA | G | Documentary | 2012
International Eco Hero James Balog in attendance.
James Balog, National Geographic photographer and founder of the Extreme Ice Survey—an innovative, long-term photography project that merges art and science—sets out with his posse of young explorers to the Arctic with the aim of giving a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. Setting up their high-tech time-lapse cameras in sub-zero temperatures, the adventurers come face to face with their own mortality and the all-too-real signs of climate change.
Balog and his team capture the magnificent glaciers in motion through film and photography in a way that has never been seen before and, with the alarming rate of glacial recession, is likely to never be seen again. With breathtaking images of a land that is rapidly shifting, Chasing Ice is a must-see film that takes us to the precipice of a disappearing world and proposes a challenge for change.
Audience Award, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
Excellence in Cinematography Award, Sundance Film Festival
Closing Night Gala: Awards, Film and Party
This inspiring evening includes the presentation of the ESRI Canada-sponsored International Eco Hero Award to James Balog, the Festival Awards presentation, the screening of Chasing Ice and a post-screening party at Hotel Ocho.