We are proud to announce that the Extreme Ice Survey and conservation photographer James Balog, project partners of The WILD Foundation, were awarded with the Excellence in Cinematography Award for Documentary Films for Chasing Ice at the Sundance Film Festival!
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, Balog 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.
In the spring of 2005, National Geographic photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment: 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 and a cynic about the nature of academic research. 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 heads home to Boulder, Colorado to close out the 8th Annual Boulder International Film Festival on February 19th. Tickets are $35 and available through the Boulder Theater…they’re going fast!