The Human Element

Matthew Testa/2018/76 min/Climate Change

CHICAGO-AREA PREMIERE. 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.

Michele Paccione/ Shutterstock

Michele Paccione/ Shutterstock

Friday, March 8, 5:30 to 9:15 p.m.
Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
OEFF After Hours Event
Admission $20 for reception from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
in Conference Room C
Film screening at 7 p.m. in Auditorium (free to all)
Panel discussion at 8:15 p.m. in Auditorium (free to all)

A celebration of International Women’s Day in partnership with
Chicago Women in Green and Malcolm X College.

OEFF After Hours Event & International Women’s Day Celebration. Come at 5:30 for the reception sponsored by Chicago Women in Green, a social event group for women working to make the world a greener place. Enjoy bites to eat, kombucha tastings, and an unveiling of One Earth’s signature mocktail drink.

Brief welcome by David Sanders, President, Malcolm X College. After the film, participate in Q&A, and learn about concrete action opportunities, with: Dr. Geeta Maker-Clark, Northshore University HealthSystem; Kyrsten Jovita, Sunrise Movement Chicago; Karen Weigert, Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Chicago Women in Green. Facilitator: Rev. Barbara Wilson, McCormick Theological Seminary. Also engage with action and project ideas through: Malcolm X Student Government Association, Sunrise Movement Chicago.


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