Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

2018
Canada
87 minutes
All Ages
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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.

Enrich your film experience with In Frame, a short and engaging critique of Anthropocene produced by The University of Sydney.

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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Wed 5 June
6:45pm
Event Cinemas George St 5
Past Event Cancel
Tue 11 June
6:45pm
Event Cinemas George St 9
Past Event Cancel
In Frame By and Supported By
Program Strand
International Documentaries
Year
2018
Classification
All Ages
Country
Canada
Language
In English, Russian, Italian, German, Mandarin, and Cantonese with English subtitles
Director
Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier
Producer
Nicholas de Pencier
Cast
Alicia Vikander (Narrator)
Screenwriter
Jennifer Baichwal
Cinematographer
Nicholas de Pencier
Editor
Roland Schlimme
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Environmental, Women Directors, Arts, Cinephile, Science & Tech
Company Credits
World Sales: Seville International
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