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Summit Public Library to Screen Award-Winning Documentary "Chasing Ice" Apr. 29

The Alternative Press Staff

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 • 4:16pm

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library will present a free screening of "Chasing Ice" on April 29 at 7 p.m.  The award-winning documentary uses time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

Directed by Jeff Orlowski, the film shows National Geographic Environmental photographer James Balog with a couple of young adventurers battling untested technology in subzero conditions as they set up cameras in Greenland, Iceland, Alaska and Montana to chronicle the shrinking glaciers for his Extreme Ice Survey.

This amazing film shows glaciers as tall as skyscrapers and some as big as Manhattan in dangerous and extremely remote areas of the world that most of us will never see up close.  Balog’s hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.  As the intensity of natural disasters ramp up around the world, "Chasing Ice" depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to gather evidence and deliver hope to our carbon-powered planet.

Chasing Ice has won over 30 awards at film festivals around the world, including the Excellence in Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

A brief discussion will follow the screening for those who wish to participate.  The Summit Library is located at 75 Maple Street.  There is no charge to attend, however seating is limited to a first-come, first-served basis.

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