A crowd in a movie theatre.

An audience watching "Chasing Ice"

video by Joe O'Neill

In 2007, photographer James Balog set out on a multiyear mission: to produce visual proof of the effects of climate change. His award-winning documentary, Chasing Ice, uses stop-motion photography and still photos to give “visual voice” to the issue in artful, moving ways.

A highlight of Homecoming & Family Weekend was the screening and discussion of Chasing Ice to kick off Dickinson’s One College One Community initiative, which brings together alumni, parents, faculty and current students to consider a common theme and connect through associated events on campus and around the world.

As the recipient of the 2014 Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism, Balog will spend several days on campus this week. Join us on Tuesday for a public lecture, live stream and interactive discussion (lecture begins at 7 p.m.). To submit questions for the live stream, e-mail or post to Twitter and Facebook using #dsonbalog.

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Published September 22, 2014