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The Human Element (12+)

USA – Iceland, 2019, colour, 80 min.
Director: 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 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 rare compassion and heart, The Human Element highlights Americans on the front lines of climate change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world.

AWARDS

Impact Docs Awards – Award of Exellence; Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival – Environmental Advocacy Award.

Matthew Testa

Matthew Testa

is a producer, director, writer and showrunner. He has produced and directed films and TV series for Netflix, National Geographic, Discovery, Youtube Premium, PBS, FX, Animal Planet, A&E, Bravo and elsewhere. He also directs promotional films for non-profit organizations like The Nature Conservancy, the ONE Campaign and The National Institutes of Health, as well as short films.

FILMOGRAPHY

The Buffalo War, 2001; I Am Ahmed Ahmed, 2006; Miami City Vice, 2006; Morgan Spurlock Presents Freedom! The Movie, 2015; Vlogumentary, 2016; The Human Element, 2019; The Witnesses, 2020.
USA – Iceland, 2019, colour, 80 min.
Director: 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 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 rare compassion and heart, The Human Element highlights Americans on the front lines of climate change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world.

AWARDS

Impact Docs Awards – Award of Exellence; Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival – Environmental Advocacy Award.