(n) The proposed current geological epoch, in which humans are the primary cause of permanent planetary change.

We have reached an unprecedented moment in planetary history. Humans now arguably change the Earth and its processes more than all other natural forces combined. Climate change, extinctions, invasive species, technofossils, anthroturbation, terraforming of land, and redirection of water are all part of the indelible human signature.

The Anthropocene Project is a multidisciplinary body of work from world-renowned collaborators Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal. Combining art, film, virtual reality, augmented reality, and scientific research, the project investigates human influence on the state, dynamic and future of the Earth.






Crave Original Documentaries SHARKWATER EXTINCTION and ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH Anchor Earth Day on Crave, April 22

March 19, 2019

TORONTO (March 19, 2019) – As Canadians prepare to celebrate the best in documentary filmmaking at this year’s Hot Docs Festival, Bell Media’s Crave, home to an unmatched collection of more than 500 documentaries, commemorates Earth Day with two powerful and moving original documentaries from some of Canada’s most prolific and celebrated filmmakers. Read the…

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Co-directors Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky’s third non-fiction collaboration, following ‘Manufactured Landscapes’ and ‘Watermark,’ looks at the devastation the human race has caused the planet.

March 7, 2019

By Boyd van Hoeij | The Hollywood Reporter Co-directors Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky’s third non-fiction collaboration, following ‘Manufactured Landscapes’ and ‘Watermark,’ looks at the devastation the human race has caused the planet. Real doomsday scenarios are mostly the domain of comic book movies these days, even if our own planet could use…

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DP/Co-Director Nicholas de Pencier CSC on “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch”

March 5, 2019

ARRI A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive impact on Earth, “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” is a four years in the making feature documentary from the award-winning team of Nicholas de Pencier, Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky. In this interview, Pencier talks about the film’s stunning visual design and capturing it on the ARRI AMIRA camera…

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Tire towers, mesmerizing mines and deforestation: Amazing aerial photos show the staggering scope and scale of how humans reshaped the planet

February 28, 2019

By Dusica Sue Malesevic | The images are, at times, otherworldly and unrecognizable. Others clearly show the tire towers, highways bisecting lush green fields, and row after row of water-damaged cars. For photographer Edward Burtynsky, his aerial takes of landscapes, such as the one above of a phosphor tailings pond in Florida, are a way…

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CIFF43 Announces Director Spotlight Award Recipient: Jennifer Baichwal

February 26, 2019

In 2003 at the 27th CIFF, the Cleveland International Film Festival launched its Director Spotlight Award. The purpose of this program is to showcase directors with distinguished careers by featuring a retrospective of their past work and screenings of their most recent film available. Over the years we have highlighted a variety of impactful filmmakers…

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‘Anthropocene,’ the Groundbreaking Exhibition With Thought-Provoking Imagery and AR Installations, Will Travel From Canada to Europe

February 20, 2019

ARTFIXdaily Breathtaking photographs and films, immersive augmented reality experiences, cutting-edge technology: Anthropocene ends Friday in Ottawa This groundbreaking exhibition explores human impact on the planet through large-scale photographs by Edward Burtynsky, film installations by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier and, new from the artists, augmented reality installations. A 236-page exhibition book is available. The show will travel to Fondazione…

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‘Anthropocene’ Introduces the Darkest Man-Made Wonders of the World

February 18, 2019

By Luke Hicks | Nonfics Astonishment. Pure, lurid, ravishing, genuine astonishment. That is Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. At times, you have to quadruple take, and what you’re looking at still doesn’t fully click. It’s so impossible to comprehend yet such a significant achievement in scientific study and documentary storytelling. Its story is massive in scope. On the…

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Berlin Fest’s ‘Anthropocene’ Looks at Human Impact on the Environment

February 13, 2019

By Nick Clement | Variety The documentary “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch,” which screens as a Berlinale Special, exists as one part of a multimedia project, conceived by a trio of passionate and dedicated filmmakers: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. The Canadian production enlisted Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander for voice-over duties and serves as one…

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A man-made landscape is writ large on the screen in Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

February 11, 2019

By David D’Arcy | The Art Newspaper After its US premier at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the visually stunning documentary heads to Berlin The deep brown curves of a strip mine in New Mexico seem like contours of a woven carpet. So do the rows of a palm oil plantation in Borneo alongside a…

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Inside the “Anthropocene” Film

February 9, 2019

By Jade Begay | Sierra Magazine Do you ever look at your phone and wonder where the materials for the device came from, how they were excavated, and how that process may or may not have contributed to the collapse of life as we know it here on planet Earth? The thought only crosses my mind…

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