Film Screening & Discussion: "Chasing Ice"


Mar. 21, 2017, 5pm to 7:30pm

Office/Remote Location



UNLV Take Back the Tap is hosting a film screening of the documentary Chasing Ice.

This documentary takes place in the spring of 2005, when 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 one man’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.



Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Take Back the Tap
Naomi Lewis

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