Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
A stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a years-in-the-making feature documentary from the award-winning team behind Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013) and narrated by Alicia Vikander. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, argue that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.
From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and massive marble quarries in Carrara, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using state of the art camera techniques to document the evidence and experience of human planetary domination. At the intersection of art and science, Anthropocene witnesses a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species's breadth and impact.
Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
|International Film Series - Univ of Colorado, Boulder||Boulder||CO||1569384000September 25, 2019|
|Wilmette Theatre||Wilmette||IL||1569384000September 25, 2019|
|St. Anthony Main Theatre||Minneapolis||MN||1569384000September 25, 2019|
|Center For Contemporary Arts||Santa Fe||NM||1569384000September 25, 2019|
|Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival||Philadelphia||PA||1569384000September 25, 2019|
|Belcourt Theatre||Nashville||TN||1569384000September 25, 2019|
|Austin Film Society||Austin||TX||1569384000September 25, 2019|
|Vermont International Film Festival||S. Burlington||VT||1569384000September 25, 2019|
|The Barnyard||Winthrop||WA||1569384000September 25, 2019|
|University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Union Theatre)||Milwaukee||WI||1569384000September 25, 2019|
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