Free Screening of “The Human Element” by National Geographic Photographer
National Geographic photographer James Balog shows viewers why we, as a society, can no longer turn a blind eye to the drastically changing world around us in his compelling documentary, “The Human Element”. This visually stunning film chronicles the complex relationship between humans and nature.
The Human Element features iconic subjects who are often overlooked victims of climate change. Balog visits Tangier Island, a fishing community in the Chesapeake Bay which is facing the imminent reality of sea level rise threatening their island’s future. Viewers meet Yadira Sanchez and her three children in Denver, Colorado, all of whom suffer from asthma, and attend a special school on a hospital campus for children struggling to breathe. Balog joins a Cal Fire strike team on the frontlines of the most expensive wildfire in California history to witness how human activity is changing how wildfires behave. And he ventures deep into Kentucky coal country, meeting unemployed miners finding hope from a new source.
Please join us for a free viewing of this film. Co-sponsored by the local chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby and the City of Thousand Oaks.
February 11, 2020 6:00 PM
Grant Brimhall Library Community Room
1401 East Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks
Link to our local chapter: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/chapters/CA_Conejo_Valley/