Tuesday 15th October 2013 Free Film Screening followed by discussion. Kodak Lecture Theatre 6pm
If you are not a staff or student of Westminster, please email to register.
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.
“You’ve never seen images like this before.. It deserves to be seen and felt on the big screen” – Robert Redford
“A magical, yet horrifying film which both astounds and enlightens in equal measure.” 5 stars – Cine Vue
“If any film can convert the climate-change sceptics, Chasing Ice would be it: here, seeing really is believing.” 4 stars – The Guardian
“This Oscar-shortlisted picture is starkly beautiful, alarming and important.” 4 stars– The Times
“The term ‘game changer’ barely does the film justice, and the big screen is just the place to see it in all its ominous splendour. ” 4 stars – Time Out
“Visually spectacular montages of ice floes receding that will make you gasp and move you to tears.” 4 stars – Total Film
“Chasing Ice is an incredibly fascinating documentary. This is not to be missed. ” 4 stars – View London
“A project of heroic, Herzogian endeavour.” 4 stars – The Financial Times
“This Oscar-shortlisted picture is starkly beautiful, alarming and important. ” 4 stars – The Sunday Times
“The results are sensational in their beauty, terror and the irrefutable evidence they provide ” – The Observer