First Latvian screening of the documentary film CHASING ICE
Between 16 and 25 September 2015, opening events will take place in Jelgava, Riga, Liepaja, Valmiera and Daugavpils. The events include screenings of the documentary film CHASING ICE and discussions.
- 16 September, JELGAVA, Jelgava municipality, Pasta iela 37
- 18 September, RIGA, Kalnciema Quarter, Kalnciema iela 35
- 18 September, LIEPAJA, Totaldobze Art Center, Veca Ostmala 54
- 23 September, VALMIERA, Cultural center “Siltumnīca”, “Kalnkengi”, Beverina novads
- 25 September, DAUGAVPILS, Daugavpils University, Parades iela 11
IS CLIMATE CHANGE A RELEVANT ISSUE IN LATVIA?
Introducing participants to public opinion about climate change, and, together with experts, looking for answers to questions such as:
- are we just passive witnesses or active participants in this global issue?
- how do our actions affect global climate?
- does climate change affect us too, or only the rest of the world?
- should we act only when we are immediately threatened by the negative effects of climate change?
- which is a better motivator – fear or hope?
Documentary film CHASING ICE
“National Geographic” photographer James Balog spent several years capturing the melting of Arctic glaciers in photos, showing that our climate – and thus the world we live in – are radically changing. The film is an impressive visual experience, showing both irreversible changes to nature, as well as offering interesting facts about climate change. The film received several international awards, was shown in more than 170 countries, 70 universities and 75 film festivals, as well as in the White House and at the United Nations.
Language: dubbed in Latvian. Film length: 75 minutes.