BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary
Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Chasing Ice
USA / 2012 / 76 min
DIRECTOR:
Jeff Orlowski
How to capture an image of climate change?

After a journey to Iceland photographer James Balog realizes that the massive changes happening on earth in our time are best perceived in the encounter with melting glaciers. Balog puts together a team in an ambitious project: to deploy thirty cameras at the foot of glaciers in Iceland, Greenland and Alaska. The cameras are programmed to take photos each day through several years. While the debate polarizes and natural disasters dominate the news Balog’s adventurous team works tirelessly to gather visual evidence of climate change.

Jeff Orlowski

JEFF ORLOWSKI graduated from Stanley University in 2007. Since then he has worked with James Balog on his project called the Extreme Ice Survey. ORLOWSKI has also made several short films, including THE STRANGE CASE OF SALMAN ABD AL HAQQ.