Chasing Ice – Free Reception and Screening
Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 5 pm
Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT
The public is cordially invited to attend a free reception and screening of Chasing Ice beginning at 5 pm Saturday, October 11, presented by the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium. The screening is sponsored by the Johnson Family Foundation, Let’s Talk About Water and the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. The reception will begin at 5 pm and the screening will start at approximately 5:30 pm. Acclaimed 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, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. His 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 team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.