The assignment included capturing images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate.
"Chasing Ice" encapsulates Balog's mission to gather undeniable evidence of the planets climate change. He uses time-lapse cameras across the Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.
As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters heats up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Throughout the film, Balog battles untested technology in subzero conditions.
His videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a rapid rate.
The movie depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.
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