Everyone is invited to view the stunning documentary “Chasing Ice” this Sunday, November 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the Floyd Country Store. The 75-minute film, (See Trailer!!) screened by SustainFloyd, won the 2014 News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Nature Programming and the Sundance Film Festival’s award for Excellence in Cinematography. Roger Ebert described the movie as “heart stopping,” and the New York Daily News called it, “amazingly beautiful.”
In the spring of 2005, 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 third film of the 2014 SustainFloyd Fall Film Series. The evening will be sponsored by the Association of Energy Conservation Professionals. A discussion hosted by SustainFloyd Board Member Woody Crenshaw and featuring L. David Roper, Professor Emeritus of Physics at Virginia Tech, will follow the movie for those wishing to stay.
“This is a riveting, exciting documentary,” says SustainFloyd President Haden Polseno-Hensley. “’Chasing Ice’ is also visually beautiful and if you have any doubts that Climate Change is real, this may transform your thinking.”
A “CHILL-lee (chili) Dinner” will be prepared by SustainFloyd members and will be offered at 6 p.m.before the film. The meal will include a choice of chilies, including vegetarian chili, along with cornbread.The 2014 Fall Film Series is a fundraiser for SustainFloyd. A donation of $5 is requested for the movie with an additional $5 for the dinner.