Chasing Ice: Green Drinks February Film Screening @ WK
- 20-02-2014 18:45 - 21:00
- The Green @ W+K, Shanghai
Chasing Ice is a story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Also a film comprising of breathtaking photography and visuals, Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.
The February film screening also marks the two year anniversary of our film screenings in Shanghai, that we began in 2012 to raise awareness on environmental issues in a light-hearted manner as well as raise funds for local environmental projects through community participation.
There will be an entrance fee of 50 RMB that includes beer, soft drinks, snacks and donations to the NPO Greenlife Project - an organizations that is planting trees in different parts of China to reduce desertification and help offset China’s greenhouse gas emissions.
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet.
Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.
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