Opening Night Gala.
Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to gather undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Months after his first trip to Iceland, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog conceived The Extreme Ice Survey to record the polar ice retreat. With a band of young adventurers, Balog deployed revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers in starkly beautiful, jaw-dropping images. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and show mountains of ice disappearing in months. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.