PHEFF: Program 2
THE HUMAN ELEMENT
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Philadelphia Film Center | Main Stage
General Admission $12, Child $5, and Students* $5
*Because student ID is required, student tickets may only be purchased in-person.
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THE HUMAN ELEMENT
MATTHEW TESTA | USA | 2018 | 77 MIN | G
Humans are a force of nature. As human activities alter the basic elements of life – earth, air, water, and fire – those elements change human life in turn. In this riveting and visually rich drama blending art and science, we follow renowned environmental photographer James Balog as he explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community, and our changing air supply. With compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT highlights Americans who are on the frontlines of climate change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world.
This film tells an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature.
Film followed by presentation of the “Environmental Advocacy Award” by John B. Kelly III, President of the US Chapter of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Post-screening discussion with Director Matthew Testa, moderated by Scott Cooper, PhD, President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
SHORTS INCLUDED IN PROGRAM 2
MARAT NARIMANOV | RUSSIA | 2018 | 4 MIN
An eco-friendly, animated view of the history of humanity and our planet.
JASON VAN BRUGGEN | CANADA | 2018 | 4 MIN
The melting of the Greenlandic Ice Sheet over 25 years as observed by one of the world’s leading climate scientists. Filmed at Swiss Camp, Polar Research Station, Greenland. 69 degrees latitude, 49 degrees longitude.