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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky
87 minutes
All Ages
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Individual tickets for this film go on sale 8 May
A visually stunning cinematic essay on the human race’s devastating impact on the earth by the trio behind multi-award-winners Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark.

The third collaboration between photographer-turned-filmmaker Edward Burtynsky and co-directors Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier is astonishing in scale and perspective. It traverses the globe from Kenya, where mounds of illegal elephant tusks are set alight, to colossal mining operations in Russia and Germany, and gaudy evaporation pools in Chile's Atacama Desert. The striking images demonstrate how humans are shaping our planet at an ever-increasing rate – hence the title, for this is the age in which human activity is the dominant influence on the environment. De Pencier's epic cinematography and Alicia Vikander's narration capture the immense power and terrible beauty of our endeavours: this really is a film for the big screen.

Both shocking and beautiful, the film impresses itself on the viewer with the awesome scale of the imagery – and with the urgency behind it.
Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail


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All Ages
In English, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian and German with English Subtitles
Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky
Nicholas de Pencier
Narrated by Alicia Vikander
Jennifer Baichwal
Nicholas de Pencier
Roland Schlimme
Program Strand
First Films Announced
Company Credits
World Sales: Seville International
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