The Human Element

Renowned environmental photographer James Balog (Chasing Ice) reveals how changes in the elements are affecting the lives of everyday Americans.


Matthew Testa


USA, Iceland



Running Time

76 mins 


SFGFF Film Program: 

Green Film Fest Screening - September 9, 2018

Renowned photographer James Balog (CHASING ICE) reveals how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans by framing his journey around the four classical elements— air, earth, fire and water. THE HUMAN ELEMENT tells a compassionate and urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature.

DISCUSSION WITH: James Balog, Photographer; Jared Blumenfeld (emcee), Podship Earth