Beyond UVM: Film Screening of Chasing Ice, April 24th, Middlebury College

Wednesday, April 24

Film screening: Chasing Ice

Followed by discussion with James Balog, photographer and founder of The Extreme Ice Survey

Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College
Free & open to the public

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: 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. 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 is the story of Balog’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer 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.


Janet Wiseman
Assistant Director
Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

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