"Chasing Ice" is playing for one night only as part of the Common Experience Project on Sustainability Film Series. A panel and audience discussion will follow the screening. Free admission and free popcorn.
Synopsis: 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" (72 minutes) depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.
The goal of the multi-year effort for Ohio University's Common Experience Project on Sustainability is to create a common learning experience for Ohio University students through integrated curricular and co-curricular activities, with the goal that participating students should acquire a deep understanding of the principle concepts and issues related to sustainability and ecological literacy.
Location: Athena Cinema, Court Street