Years of Living Dangerously: A Dangerous Future


In episode eight, Matt Damon takes viewers on an investigation into the impact of extreme heat on human health and mortality. With a focus on startling new research from leading scientists and researchers, Damon uncovers the ways in which climate change and rising temperatures are becoming a public health emergency locally, nationally and globally.  Michael C. Hall journeys to the low-lying deltaic country of Bangladesh where rising seas are expected to submerge 17% of the nation.  Hall explores the prediction that by 2050, the migration of upwards of 150 million people worldwide will be the single most worrisome impact of our climate-changed future.  Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman concludes his investigation of three Middle Eastern nations—Syria, Egypt, and now Yemen—to witness how climate change can be a stressor that can take a volatile political situation and push it over the edge.

Title: Years of Living Dangerously: A Dangerous Future
Country of Origin: USA
Year of completion: 2014
Duration: 59 min.
Format: DVD
Language: Spanish

Film Credits:
Director/Writer:  Joel Bach & David Gelber
Producers: James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Daniel Abbasi, Joel Bach, David Gelber, & Maria Wilhelm
Photography: Lucian Read
Editor/s: Megan Brennan, Alison Amron & Cindy Lee

Screening at:

  • September 11, 2014
    6:00 PM
    La Vega
    Casa de la Cultura de Constanza
  • September 12, 2014
    5:00 PM
    La Vega, UNPHU
  • September 13, 2014
    7:00 PM
    San Juan de la Maguana, Centro Cultural Monina Cámpora

Biography of Director Joel Bach & David Gelber:

Joel Bach produced stories at 60 MINUTES for seven years, garnering 3 Emmys. He worked with Ed Bradley, Scott Pelley, Steve Kroft and Lesley Stahl. Joel produced several stories for 60 MINUTES on climate change. Prior to joining CBS News, he worked at ABC and NBC and freelance produced and directed music videos, commercials, short films and PSAs in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

David Gelber was Ed Bradley’s producer at 60 MINUTES for twenty-five years, during which he won every major journalism award, including a Peabody, two DuPont Awards and eight Emmys. During the Nineties, David was Executive Producer of Peter Jennings Reporting at ABC News. He returned to CBS News in 1996 to head the Ed Bradley Unit.

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