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SMC Presents "Adaptation" to Climate Change with Environmental Anthropologist and Filmmaker, Alizé Carrère

Alizé Carrère, Environmental Anthropologist and Filmmaker to Speak at Broad Stage on Thursday, April 20, 2023

Explore the remarkable ways people around the world are adapting to a changing climate with environmental anthropologist and filmmaker Alizé Carrère. Dive into the South Pacific waters of Vanuatu, where islanders are using innovative techniques to combat the effects of climate change and outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish that threaten the surrounding reefs.

In Bangladesh, farmers in low-lying areas facing sea level rise and flooding are reviving an old agricultural technique-floating gardens-that has inspired floating schools, libraries, hospitals, and playgrounds.

And travel to the mountainous desert of Ladakh in northern India to glimpse giant ice pyramids, or "ice stupas," invented by a Ladakhi teacher and engineer to help the community adapt to global warming. Through her work documenting these stories, Carrère offers a hopeful look at the resilience, perseverance, and innovation of humankind under even the most difficult of conditions.

Tickets starting at $50 are available at, by calling 310.434.3200, or by visiting the box office at The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage at 1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401, beginning two hours prior to performance.

 About Alizé Carrère--- Alizé Carrère is a National Geographic Explorer, filmmaker, and PhD candidate researching and documenting human adaptations to environmental change. In 2013, Carrère received support from National Geographic to conduct research in Madagascar, where she spent several months uncovering an unlikely agricultural adaptation in response to severe deforestation.

Learning of farmers who were turning erosional gullies into fertile pockets of farmland, her work evolved into a broader film and educational project on human resilience.

She brings her social science background and extensive field experience to her filmmaking, with the goal of elevating the human dimensions of climate change. Carrère received both her B.A. and M.Sc. from McGill University and is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Miami where she is examining the relationship between architecture, climate change, and ecological urban utopias.

Calendar listing for Nat Geo Live: Adaptation Alizé Carrère, Environmental Anthropologist and Filmmaker

Where:            Presented by BroadStage The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica CA 90401.  Parking is free.

When:             Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 7:30pm

Tickets:           Price – Tickets start at $50 Online – Phone – 310.434.3200 In Person – Box office at 1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401 beginning two hours prior to performance

Carrère's engaging, one-of-a-kind presentation is part of National Geographic Live's amazing collection of events happening throughout the United States and abroad. National Geographic's broad roster of talent, including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers, and adventurers, share their behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage.  For more information on National Geographic Live, please visit  

Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 7:30pm Presented by BroadStage

– Featured as part of the National Geographic Live touring speaker series across North America, which brings to life the awe-inspiring stories of National Geographic experts, is "Adaptation" with Environmental Anthropologist and Filmmaker, Alizé Carrère. This event is presented by BroadStage on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 7:30pm at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center.



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