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Chasing Ice, a film that documents years-long time-lapse recordings of glaciers, will be shown at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria on Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, November 16 at 12:30 p.m. (Contributed)

Melting glaciers featured in free film

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A free showing of the Academy Award-nominated film Chasing Ice will be shown at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria on Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, November 16 at 12:30 p.m.

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Chasing Ice documents the years-long time-lapse recording by photographer James Balog placed at glaciers through the Arctic. In the spring of 2005, Balog headed to the Arctic on an assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate.

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering evidence of a changing planet.

Within months of his first trip to Iceland, with a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying time-lapse cameras across the Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, Balog came face-to-face with his own mortality. His videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear.

Balog is known for his photos featured in his art book, Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers and for his previous Academy Award documentary, The Cove.

The film is free and open to the public. The showing is sponsored by the nonprofit Citizens Climate Education Corp as a community service.

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