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Environmental Film “Chasing Ice” at Moravian College – February 11

Chasing IceBethlehem, Pa., February 10, 2014—Moravian College will screen the film “Chasing Ice” followed by a discussion as part of its Spring 2014 Environmental Film Series on Tuesday, February 11, at 7:00 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. The public is welcome to attend and admission is free of charge.

Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer 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. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, Balog comes face to face with his own mortality. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet. See the trailer at http://www.chasingice.com/.

Prosser Auditorium is located in the Haupert Union Building on the Moravian College Campus at 1200 Main Street, Bethlehem, Pa. The event is sponsored by the Moravian College Environmental Studies & Sciences Program and through a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation

Moravian College welcomes and encourages persons with disabilities to participate in our programs and activities as faculty, staff, students, and as visitors to the College. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided for these events on our campus, please contact Ann Claussen (610-861-1492; meaec01@moravian.edu) in advance of the event.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.