Are Polar Bears dying off because of global warming? This film investigates another side to the story you haven't been told—and why.
We've launched a campaign to make a movie about the world's most iconic symbol of global warming—Polar Bears!
Here's why: If the "consensus" of mass media and big politics can't get the polar bear story right, then why trust them with something far more complicated, like global climate change?
Our target of $119,000 will officially kick-start this project and cover us well into production. However, it's still going to be financially tight for us to make the epic, visually stunning piece of art that we are dreaming of with just this amount. If we can get up over the $200,000 mark we will have the opportunity to take this film to the next level and have a much better chance at getting it into theaters and landing a distribution deal. The extra funds will primarily be spent on actual production costs, like travel and gear, and post-production costs, like graphics, hiring an editor, music, and marketing. If we can raise up over $300,000, well, watch out BBC and NatGeo! We will be able to produce the film of our dreams.
Did you know there are reports that...
- Polar bears actually represent one of the greatest wildlife conservation success stories?
- There are around 3-5 times the number of polar bears today than there were 50-100 years ago?
- Arctic sea ice grew by a third in 2013 while Antarctic ice extent is at an all-time high so that there is now practically the same global ice coverage as there was when scientists first began monitoring it in 1979?
- When the Arctic does experience a warmer than average summer, seals do better, which in turns means the following winter polar bears do better because of an increased food supply?
- When and where summer ice has melted sooner in the Arctic, the bears, instead of decreasing like predicted, have remained stable or are increasing in those areas?
- Polar bears have lived through at least three interglacial periods with climate much warmer than it is today?
- It's actually thick spring ice that can cause harm to polar bears, more than a decrease of summer ice?
"Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus." - Margaret Thatcher
Nature is resilient—not fragile! The only thing ever observed in the ecological history of our planet is constant and sometimes rapid and wild change and adaptation. So why should we expect Arctic sea ice to always remain the same? It never has!
Why have global influencers been ignoring the facts?
"Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters." - Albert Einstein
The censorship must come to an end!
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The stories we choose to tell (and to cover up) will define our generation. History needs this story told. The sad truth is Discovery, NatGeo, and BBC are committed to swallowing and following the status quo.
The power of the media is great, as evident by how they've chosen to present only one side of polar bear story. They've used polar bears, misused science, and preyed upon people's emotions all the while ignoring any facts that contradict the narrative they want to make reality. But if we're not getting the whole truth about polar bears, why should we accept the larger narrative about man-made, catastrophic climate change?
Help us send them a message that we demand the truth! If they won't tell this side of the story, we can and we will!
It is very important to raise the money for the movie through crowdfunding. This needs to be a film by the people's demand and support—so that it cannot be accused of being a product of a special interest group or organization.
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Thank you for your support. Together we can do this!
The Icebear Team
I've made two other documentaries that hit on the other—oftentimes darker— side of environmentalism: Crying Wolf and BLUE. Crying Wolf exposes corruption behind the wolf reintroduction to Yellowstone. BLUE was actually funded on Kickstarter (originally Axed: The End of Green). I was raised in the heart of the Rocky Mountains of Montana and I've never known a day when I wasn't passionate about the outdoors and discovering the best ways to balance nature, wildlife, people, law, and liberty. I love traveling the world with Katherine and counting down the days till baby King arrives this winter! - JD King (writer/director)
After borrowing Dad’s old film camera at the ripe age of 13, I began taking hundreds of photos every day. I life for the pursuit of the perfect image! I'm now a full-time commercial director and cinematographer based out of the midwest. I've worked with Sony, Discovery, MSNBC, LifeProof, Leinenkugel, Miller Coors, and many more. My constant desire to push the craft has taken me to 28 countries and 6 contents in the past 5 years. In my free time I'm all about biking, hiking, and hammock-ing. I've worked with JD on each of his last two films. - Chris Leclerc (co-director/cinematographer)
As a sixth generational California farmer and cattle rancher's daughter, I've seen first-hand what radical environmentalism is doing to people, private property, and the planet. I research like a mad scientist going for a patent; discovering agendas shrouded in lies and manipulated "science" that feeds on a slumbering public -- and it put gas in my get up. Thus, I quit my regular job, attended countless environmental meetings (including Rio+20), ran for US Congress, became a national speaker on UN Agenda 21, and co-produced and co-created three timely documentaries (BLUE, Wolves in Government Clothing, and No Water. No Farmer. No Food). - Debbie Bacigalupi (associate producer)
More about Polar Bears:
Polar bears made headlines when they became the first species to be listed as "vulnerable" under the Endangered Species Act not because of what was but because of what could be (global warming). But if evaluated by what actually is polar bear population is currently well distributed across its available range of habitat and should be considered very healthy.
Polar bears were in danger of wanton slaughter by whalers in the 1800's. But efforts were made, especially during the latter half of the 1900's, that resulted in huge strides towards conserving polar bears all around the world.
(Dr. Susan Crockford interview portion used with permission from the Global Warming Policy Foundation)
Risks and challenges
Some things to keep in mind:
While our goal is to have this project completed and rewards delivered by July, 2016, there are no guarantees—that's just the nature of the business. We will do our best and we promise to keep you up to speed on any delays or hindrances that may come our way. Our team leader, JD King, has successfully funded, created, and finished a film on Kickstarter before and we believe we have what it takes to tackle whatever challenges we may run into! Thanks for believing in this project!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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