Film Screening and Lecture of The Human Element: A Photographer’s Journey in the Anthropocene
March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Environmental hero James Balog has been tracking human-caused changes to our planet for nearly 40 years. The acclaimed photographer/filmmaker behind the documentary Chasing Ice, Balog illustrates issues ranging from rising sea levels to pollution’s impact on human health, focusing on a call for change. His new film, The Human Element, documents how the earth’s four elements – earth, air, water and fire – have all been impacted by a fifth element, homo sapiens. A scientist, adventurer and founder of the Colorado-based Extreme Ice Survey and Earth Vision Institute, Balog will give a short talk and answer questions following a screening of The Human Element. (Film running time: 76 min.)
FREE Event. Tickets will be distributed starting one hour before the event on a first-come, first-served basis.
Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Chaucer’s.
Presented in association with the UCSB Department of Environmental Studies, the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, The Partnership for Resilient Communities, Community Environmental Council, Environmental Defense Center, Gaviota Coast Conservancy, Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, Los Padres ForestWatch, Urban Creeks Council and Wilderness Youth Project
Event Sponsors: Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher and Erika & Matthew Fisher in memory of J. Brooks Fisher