The Human Element

Matthew Testa/2018/76 min/Climate Change

FILM DESCRIPTION: Renowned photographer James Balog (prominently featured in “Chasing Ice”) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements—air, earth, fire and water—to frame his journey, Balog explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, coal mining, and the changes in the air we breathe. He takes it further by examining the effects of the fifth element—the human element—to tell an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. "PG-13" May contain heavy themes, graphic images or language.

Producer  Olivia Ahnemann.

Producer Olivia Ahnemann.

Sunday, March 3, 5 to 7 p.m. [Lake County]
Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd.
John & Nancy Hughes Theater, Lake Forest
Admission $10, Students $5

After the film, participate in Q&A, and learn about potential action opportunities, with Producer Olivia Ahnemann (on live video). Facilitator: Jamie Hall, Gorton Community Center. Also engage with action and project ideas through local Action Partners.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.

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