Science, spectacle and human passion mix in this stunningly cinematic portrait as National Geographic photographer James Balog captures time-lapse photography of glaciers over several years providing tangible visual evidence of climate change.
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Stirring, visually arresting documentary follows James Balog, photographer and founder of the Extreme Ice Survey, who travels the globe documenting the staggering destruction of glaciers, providing visual proof of global warming and its devastating effect on the landscape. Powerful stuff, confronting the audience irrefutable visual evidence for a phenomenon often characterized by statistics and projections.
The credits alone earn it top grades, but if you want to see the otherworldly ice-scapes and chilling results of the ice survey, skip to the final 20 minutes or better yet, just watch the TED talk. The bulk of this film is about the dedication of the photographer/adventurer pushing his own limits to deliver this story. Which is equally impressive, in my book. + for great score
Using mainly images, this film proves beyond doubt that at least something is horribly wrong climatically. It hurts me watching this, to see proof of how bad the situation is and how quickly it worsens at the hands of mankind. It's not all depressing though. The film is visually breathtaking and the adventure of the project is well documented. Ultimately, this is a bright initiative to inform in an accessible way.