Former Secretary of State and part-time local resident John Kerry will participate in a discussion about climate change at The Community Library in Ketchum on Thursday, Dec. 26, at 3:30 p.m.

At 6 p.m., British Academy Award-winning filmmaker Anthony Geffen will present a screening of the new film “Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure.” Each program will be held in the library’s Lecture Hall.

Kerry’s presentation will be presented through a partnership between the Hailey Climate Action Coalition, the Environmental Resource Center and the library. The discussion will be moderated by Scott Runkel, upper school science teacher at the Sun Valley Community School. Kerry will discuss a new initiative, World War Zero, that he has launched with former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Lecture Hall doors for the event will open at 2:30 p.m. and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Livestreaming of the presentation will also be available online, during and after the event, through The Community Library’s website at

Prior to his public presentation, Kerry will meet privately with a group of local students to discuss climate change, in a conversation moderated by ERC Executive Director Lindsay Mollineaux.

The library will present the U.S. premiere screening of “Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure.” In this new ITV documentary series, Dame Judi Dench embarks on a wild adventure to Borneo to explore one of the oldest and most spectacular rainforests, meet its enchanting animals and get a vivid insight into the importance of this rainforest to life on the planet. Featuring stunning footage of Dench’s magical wildlife adventure with naturalist David Mills, the film depicts how the rainforest functions as the lungs of the world, performing a vital role in the overall health of the planet.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with British Academy Award- and Emmy-winning filmmaker Anthony Geffen, who produced the film.

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