Chasing Ice, a beautiful and poignant expression of environmental changes, will be featured in the RU Planetarium on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. The movie is free and open to the public.
"Chasing Ice is a very visual treatment of actual changes in the ecosystem for those who don’t get to actually go and see them," said Melissa Brett, a senior geology major who helped bring the movie to campus last spring when more than 500 people viewed it during a three-day run. "The polar ecosystem is very delicate and very endangered."
Chasing Ice earned the Sundance Film Festival's Excellence in Cinematography Award and the Environmental Media Association’s Best Documentary Award. The movie chronicles environmental photographer James Balog’s mission to gather evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. To view the Chasing Ice trailer, visit the Chasing Ice website.
The RU Planetarium is located on the ground floor of Curie Hall in Room 43. The main entrance to the planetarium is through the doors to the courtyard between Curie and Martin Halls. The event is sponsored by RU's Office of Community Engagement, Sigma Gamma Epsilon and the RU Dept. of Political Science.