Friday, April 12th, 7:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street
Elemental follows three outsiders who are obsessed by nature and driven by a deep desire to change the status quo. Rajendra Singh, an Indian government official gone rogue, mounts a national crusade to save the Ganges River. Activist Eriel Deranger leads a David and Goliath fight against the oil giants who are destroying her homeland in the Canadian Tar Sands. Australian inventor, Jay Harman, is attempting to halve the world's energy consumption by mimicking natural systems. Separated by continents, each character is part of a global story about water and climate change that goes beyond the issues to reveal the public triumphs and emotional scars of life on the front line.
Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, Tom Owens, and John Grim. Moderated by Sir Peter Crane.
About the Filmmakers
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is a director, producer, musician and composer. In 2005 he founded the Global Oneness Project, a webby award winning media platform and production-company. He has directed and produced numerous award winning short films–A Thousand Suns (2009), What Would it Look Like (2009), A Game for Life (2008), Barrio de Paz (2007), Seva Café (2007) that have been widely distributed online and aired on PBS, LINK TV, and ABC Australia among others. Prior to his work in film Emmanuel performed and recorded as a sideman with some of the biggest names in Jazz, as well as releasing two records under his own name, Previous Misconceptions (2002) and Borrowed Time (2005).
Gayatri Roshan started her career in London where she produced over 50 television and radio commercial campaigns for Sony BMG, Universal Music, Virgin Music and numerous top bands, including Outkast and Pink. In 2005 she cofounded the Species Alliance, with whom she wrote and produced a documentary, Call of Life. In 2008/9 she wrote and produced A Thousand Suns (PBS) and Peace Wanted Alive (Link TV). In 2010, she completed work as producer and executive producer of Harmony, a feature length documentary inspired by and in collaboration with the Prince of Wales that aired for NBC’s 2010 Green Week.
25 min. Dir. Chris Malloy. Chris and friends set out on a boat to document the beauty and habitat of BC, a place where the rare white black bear calls home.
Running Time: 90 Min.
Directors: Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and Gayatri Roshan
· A River Changes Course
· EFFY After Dark
· GMO OMG
· Gold Fever
· Installation: Sustainability Heard
· Installation: Young Photographers Exhibition
· More Than Honey
· Shorts I: School’s Out!
· Shorts II: Redemption
· Special Event: Documentary vs. Advocacy
· Special Event: Jazz Ecology
· The East
· The Fruit Hunters
· The Last Ocean