The Human Element - Presented by EarthxFilm
2018, 76 min.
Renowned photographer James Balog (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. With compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT tells an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature.
Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern Deborah B. Diercks, MD, MSc and McKinney Fire Captain Ben Jones, who assisted in the California wildfires, will appear at the screening as part of the Q&A.