"CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed

In  this case a mass movement of ice, not rock and soil, on the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland, a part of the film Chasing Ice. It is genuinely astonishing – the volume of the collapse is apparently 7.4 cubic kilometres.

On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water.

Chasing Ice won the award for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the Best Documentary from the International Press Association. It has won over 30 awards at festivals worldwide. Still playing in theaters nationwide.

Credit: WeAreExposure


samo 8 years ago

What do you know, I would say a whole lot more than the narrator. I cannot wait to see the whole film unless it is covered up with a bunch of anglina jolie footage like a made for t.v. movie.

Gordian Knot 8 years ago

The narrator uses words of horrible and horrifying to describe the calving process? Beautifully stunning would have been my choice of words. Meh, what do I know?

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