Open to the public: Free screening of 'The Human Element' at Brandywine

MEDIA, Pa. — Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to enjoy a free screening of the film “The Human Element” at Penn State Brandywine on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The film is 75 minutes long and will be shown at 6 p.m. in Room 101 of the Main Building. 

“The Human Element,” an official selection at the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival, explores how environmental change affects the lives of everyday Americans. Following four of the classical elements — air, earth, fire and water — the film explores wildfires, hurricanes, rising sea levels, coal mining, and changes in air quality and connects them back to daily human activities. 

“This movie offers all of us the opportunity not only to learn about the planet, but to sit back and reflect on our actions, inactions and chances to impact the present and future,” said Laura Guertin, professor of Earth sciences at Penn State Brandywine. 

Following the film, viewers will have a chance to participate in a Q&A led by science faculty from Penn State Brandywine.

Audience members are asked to request a ticket for the screening prior to Oct. 17.

Penn State Brandywine is located at 25 Yearsley Mill Road in Media.