In this riveting and visually rich drama, we follow renowned environmental photographer James Balog as he explores the impact of wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community, and our changing air. With rare 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.
Official selection of 15 film festivals worldwide and winner of the Impact Docs Awards' Award of Excellence.
Kristin Baja, Urban Sustainability Directors Network
Dante Swinton, Energy Justice Network
Emily Frias, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Aubrey Germ, Baltimore Office of Sustainability
Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. She rides along with Austin sanitation workers on their daily routes to observe and later convince them to perform a most unlikely spectacle. Two dozen trash collectors and their trucks deliver — for one night only — a stunningly beautiful and moving performance in front of an audience of thousands.
Received 2012 SXSW Special Jury Recognition and winner of the 2012 Full Frame and AFI Silverdocs Audience Awards.
John Chalmers, Department of Public Works
Bridget Parlato, Full Circuit Studio
Ashley Van Stone, Trash Free Maryland
Special performance by Baltimore's own Fluid Movement!
Narrated by renowned scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle, this film tells the story of a record-breaking stranding season on Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 2014, where over 1,200 cold-stunned sea turtles washed ashore. 90 percent of these were Kemp's Ridleys, the world's most critically endangered sea turtle. This massive wildlife emergency marshaled an inspiring response within and beyond Massachusetts, that reached from individuals to the federal government, involving over 10 states and 21 institutions.
Winner of the 2018 Chesapeake Film Festival's Best Environmental Feature Award and the 2017 American Environmental Film Festival's Green Spark Award.
Brought to you by:
Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore's Healthy Harbor Initiative and Chesapeake Bay Foundation
7-9 PM, open to everyone and free of charge!
Complimentary snacks provided by MOM's Organic Market
Hosted at Brown Advisory's waterfront office in Fell's Point (901 S Bond St). Main entrance is located in the walkthrough of the building.
Paid street parking: Thames St., Caroline St., and S Broadway
Free street parking: Surrounding residential areas
Paid garages: 1530 Thames St. and 805 S Caroline St.
Public transit: City Link Bus route NV to S Caroline St, walk approx. 8 minutes
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