Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice

By Jeff Orlowski

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2012-12-14
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 15min
  • Director: Jeff Orlowski
  • Production Company: Diamond Docs
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 81 Ratings


Acclaimed 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.



  • Amazing ..

    By piotrchw
    and scary.....
  • visually stunning, informative and thought provoking

    By JarJar
    We are guests on this planet, however the human race is obsessed with its self-importance and obsession with power and money. As a fundamental result of this we have increased the rate of global warming, therefore tipping the balance of Mother Nature. This film documents the decline, in motion and still photography of the destruction of glaciers due to the rise in temperature on the planet. I thought the film was visually stunning, informative and thought provoking.
  • Beautiful and disturbing: not just for environmentalists

    By Algernon Wise
    What this film does is bring home in stunning visual terms what is lready available in terms of information (see the NASA Climate Change website) but does so in terms of James Balog's perception and sensibilities which accord very strongly with both aesthetic and environmental aims. Very strongly recommended for anyone who likes stunning imagery (the breaking off of an area of ice the size of lower Manhatten has to be seen) and wants to understand the real implications of climate change. We showed this on a big screen as BFI in London on 20 June and while the iTunes version is welcome, it does have to be seen on the big screen.
  • Outstanding

    By Karl McMullan
    This movie (glorified documentary) follows the story of Balog and his team as they try to record the shrinking of dozens of glaciers all over the world. As a environmental student and a strong believer in human-induced climate change, this movie hit all the right notes for me. It's passionate, beautiful, intense, sad, magnificent all rolled into one. You can't help feeling a sense of sadness as the credits roll at the end. The cinematography, music and pacing of the film are all spot on. This is truly a must see for anyone remotely interested in environmental matters. I just wish more of the public were able to see this. Climate change sceptics beware, you're now fighting against photographic evidence too!