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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, and Nicholas de Pencier
Canada, 2018 (documentary, 87 minutes, colour, Cantonese / German / English / Italian / Mandarin / Russian)
Also known as "Anthropocène : l'époque humaine", "Antropocen - människans epok", "Antropocen: Epoka człowieka", "Antropocenas: zmogaus era", "Antropocene - L'epoca umana", "Die Epoche des Menschen"
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Image: © Mongrel Media

Film Description:
"A cinematic meditation on humanity's massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), the film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because 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 surreal lithium evaporation ponds in the Atacama desert, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using high end production values and state of the art camera techniques to document evidence and experience of human planetary domination. [...]."
-- Anthropocene Films (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Jennifer Baichwal
Produced by: Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier, Daniel Iron, Nicholas Metivier, Noah Weinzweig, Nadia Tavazzani
Narrator: Alicia Vikander
Cinematography: Nicholas de Pencier
Film Editing: Roland Schlimme
Music: Rose Bolton, Norah Lorway
Production Company: Mercury Films

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