Film screening and debate

Thursday 22 March 2018, 18:15 - 20:30

Film screening: Chasing Ice

Organised by IHEID Environmental Committee

Room S8
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Award-winning documentary about the efforts of nature photographer James Balog to publicise the effects of climate change by deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, Balog’s 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.

Chasing Ice will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Michael Zemp, Director of the World Glacier Monitoring Service
  • Cédric Dupont, Professor, International Relations/Political Science, IHEID
  • Anna Brach, Senior Programme Officer, GCSP


  • Gianluca Gygax, Master Candidate in International Affairs, IHEID

The event will be followed by an aperitif offered by the IHEID Environmental Committee as part of Swiss Sustainability Week, organised by the Swiss Association of Student Organisations for Sustainability.