EarthXFilm presents Charged
EarthXFilm will mark Half-Earth Day with a screening of the film Charged featuring its star, Chef Eduardo Garcia. The inaugural Dallas commemoration of Half-Earth Day will also include a Q&A and Taco Throwdown with Chef Garcia himself.
The Half-Earth Project is an initiative of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation to commit half of the planet’s surface to nature. If we as global citizens conserve half the Earth’s lands and seas, then we can reverse the species extinction crisis and ensure the long-term health of our planet. Driving research and providing leadership to guide conservation efforts, The Half-Earth Project engages people to participate broadly in the goal to conserve Half-Earth.
Charged, which premiered in Dallas at EarthxFilm in 2018, chronicles Chef Garcia’s recovery from being jolted by 2,400 volts of electricity after prodding a dead bear in 2011. The incident nearly killed Chef Garcia, already a celebrated chef at the time, and led to a painstaking recovery during which doctors were forced to remove his arm, and his body was left with significant permanent injuries.