BU screens award-winning documentary

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 10, 2014

BLOOMSBURG — The documentary, “Chasing Ice,” which uses the art of film to put global climate change into perspective, will be shown at Bloomsburg University as part of the 2014-15 BU Green Campus Initiative film series.

The screening will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Carver Hall's Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Chasing Ice

Declared by the Huffington Post as “one of the most beautiful and important films ever made,” “Chasing Ice” follows environmental photographer, James Balog, as he journeys across the Arctic to capture images of our changing planet. As skepticism about climate change remains, Balog compresses years of glacial disappearance into seconds in an attempt to provide evidence of the Earth’s changing climate.

Since its 2013 release on the National Geographic Channel, “Chasing Ice” has been screened in over 172 countries across all seven continents. It has been shown at 70 universities, 75 film festivals, the White House, and the United Nations. The film has received over 35 awards and in 2014 received the News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Nature Programming.

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