National Geographic Goes Chasing Ice

Chasing IceThe feature documentary Chasing Ice will screen on the small screen on the National Geographic Channel (NGC) after getting picked up by NGC following its Sundance Film Festival screening.

Chasing Ice examines the question, “How do you take a picture of climate change?” Photographer James Balog believes the answer is in the ice, and his cover story for National Geographic on glaciers subsequently became “the most popular and well-read piece in the magazine during the last five years,” says National Geographic editor Dennis Dimick. That story led to the documentary, Chasing Ice.

“This has been a passion project for the entire team for the past 5 years, and to announce this deal following our premiere at Sundance is a dream come true,” said director Jeff Orlowski. “We’re so glad that National Geographic is joining our team and helping to shine a light on James’s powerful imagery.

The Story:

Filmmaker Jeff Orlowski follows the indomitable photographer James Balog as he brings to life the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS)—a massive photography project that placed 30 time-lapse cameras across three continents to gather visual evidence of the Earth’s melting ice. Chasing Ice tells the story of a visionary artist who, in facing his own mortality, bequeaths the magic of photography and the adventure of the expedition to a new generation and captures the most visible sign of climate change on the planet today.

Source: National Geographic Channel – January 26, 2012