Ice, Ice, Maybe

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photo: Chasing Ice

Let's take a look at what the Green Film Fest Archive can tell us about Ice. 

Chasing Ice

This 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, photographer James Balog (The Human Element, SFGFF 2018) 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.

(Jeff Orlowski, USA, 2012, 76 min.) 

Chasing Ice was featured in the 2013 Festival program. 


Ice and the Sky (La glace et le ciel)

Luc Jacquet (March of the PenguinsOnce Upon A Forest, SFGFF 2014) returns to the Antarctic with this awe-inspiring account of the life of climate change pioneer Claude Lorius. A farseeing glaciologist, Lorius began studying Antarctic ice in 1957 and was the first scientist to be concerned about global warming. Now in his 80s, returning to the Antarctic he is sad to see history has proved him right. In Ice and the Sky, Lorius reflects on his legacy and continues to believe we can find a solution.

(Luc Jacquet, France, 2015, 89 min.)

Ice and the Sky was featured in the 2016 Festival Program. 


Black Ice

When Greenpeace set sail in 2013 to protest the first oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, no-one on board knew a bitter international dispute was on the horizon. Black Ice tells the story of the 'Arctic 30' with never-before-seen footage from the moment they set sail. Hear their thoughts and feelings on how their environmental mission turned into a global incident as they’re seized at gunpoint by Russian forces, faced with fifteen years in prison and thrust into headlines across the world.

(Maarten van Rouveroy, Netherlands, 2014, 53 min.)

Black ice was featured in the 2015 Festival Program.

Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science

Travel through the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe and the USA with geologist Simon Lamb to get this insider's view of the astonishing range of people working to understand the world's changing climate. As climate science has come under increasing attack, the scientists in Thin Ice talk about their work, their hopes and fears with a rare candor and directness. This creates an intimate portrait of the global community of researchers racing to understand our planet's changing climate, and provides a compelling case for rising CO2 as the main cause. This is a unique project: a film about climate science filmed by a scientist and put together by award-winning documentary filmmaker David Sington.

(Simon Lamb & David Singleton, USA, 2013, 73 min.)

Thin Ice was featured in the 2014 Festival Program.

People of a Feather

Featuring groundbreaking footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes the audience through time into the world of Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present, and future is a unique cultural relationship with the eider duck.

(Joel Heath, Canada, 2011, 90 min.)