Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky

Year: 2019
Running Time: 87
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English, Russian, Italian, German, Mandarin, cantonese
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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

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Alicia Vikander

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Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky


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.

Awards

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
International Film Series - Univ of Colorado, Boulder Boulder 1569384000September 25, 2019
Wilmette Theatre Wilmette 1569384000September 25, 2019
St. Anthony Main Theatre Minneapolis 1569384000September 25, 2019
Center For Contemporary Arts Santa Fe 1569384000September 25, 2019
Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival Philadelphia 1569384000September 25, 2019
Belcourt Theatre Nashville 1569384000September 25, 2019
Austin Film Society Austin 1569384000September 25, 2019
Vermont International Film Festival S. Burlington 1569384000September 25, 2019
The Barnyard Winthrop 1569384000September 25, 2019
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Union Theatre) Milwaukee 1569384000September 25, 2019


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