Chasing Ice

2012 PG-13 1h 16m Blu-ray / DVD

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Chasing Ice

2012 PG-13 1h 16m Blu-ray / DVD
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Environmental photographer James Balog deploys time-lapse cameras to capture a record of the world's changing glaciers, compressing years into seconds to illustrate how these ice mountains are disappearing at a breathtaking rate.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, French, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
  • James Balog
  • Svavar Jónatansson
  • Adam LeWinter
  • Louie Psihoyos
  • Kitty Boone
  • Jeff Orlowski
  • Sylvia Earle
  • Dennis Dimick
  • Jason Box
  • Tad Pfeffer
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Reviews

age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Chasing Ice is an award-winning documentary about the work of celebrated photographer James Balog in tracking glacier retreat. It introduces scientific terms related to climate change and presents one side of the global warming debate, aiming to convince viewers of the looming threat of warming temperatures. There are moments of anger, frustration, and sadness as the subjects brave harsh elements and technological failures to complete their work, but the lengths to which they will go for the truth is inspiring. Language ("s--t," "fricking," "Jesus Christ") is minimal, as are viewers' exposure to scenes of splayed and bloody animal carcasses being prepared after a hunt.

Sexual Content

Not applicable

Violence

A small set of photos shows bloody animal carcasses strung up for gutting and skinning.

Language

Very rarely "s--t," "fricking," and "Jesus Christ" as an exclamation.

Social Behavior

The issue of global warming is subject to heated debate in the public and political forums, and this documentary is intentionally one-sided. Balog's passionate claims are hard to deny in light of his photographic evidence, but opponents might find holes in his conclusions. Either way, the movie raises important points and encourages discussion about environmental issues.

Consumerism

Visible logos for Shell Oil, Apple computers, and TED.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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