The Human Element

USA, Iceland | 2018 | 76 min • Documentary Feature
  • Becoming Ocean Becoming Ocean


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Feb 26, 2019 1:00 PM
Harkins Sedona 6 - Theatre 6 Sat, Mar 2, 2019 7:20 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2018
Run Time:76
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Matthew Testa
Producer(s):Olivia Ahnemann
James Balog
Screenwriter:James Balog
Lyman Smith
Matthew Testa


We humans are a force of nature. At the same time human activities alter the basic elements of life — earth, air, water, and fire — those elements change human life. In this riveting and visually rich drama, blending art and science, 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.

Included Shorts

Becoming Ocean (9min) United States | 2018 | 9 min • Documentary Short More