The Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) and The Arts Center at Willits co-present The Human Element, a film screening and conversation with Emmy Award-winning explorer and photographer James Balog. For 40 years, Balog has broken new conceptual and artistic ground on one of the most important issues of our era: human modification of nature.

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An avid mountaineer with a graduate degree in geography and geomorphology, James is equally at home on a Himalayan peak or a whitewater river, the African savannah or polar ice caps. His new film, The Human Element, is an innovative and visually stunning look at how humanity interacts with earth, air, fire and water. Its world premiere was at the San Francisco Film Festival in April. Since then it has been screened from across North America to venues in Europe and New Zealand; it will be commercially released in early 2019.

The Human Element screens at The Temporary on Thursday, March 21 at 7pm (doors at 6:30pm). The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations, which can be made at, are recommended.

The Human Element event is part of CORE’s 25th anniversary kickoff, Imagine Climate: a month-long celebration of climate art and technology. From March 4 through April 1, leading artists, technologists and climate scientists will offer creative perspectives and solutions to the climate crisis through a program of events by the valley environmental nonprofit that helps locals save energy and cut carbon emissions. More at

This program is sponsored by the Town of Basalt.
Imagine Climate Sponsors