(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.






‘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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REVIEW – Edward Burtynsky with Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier: Anthropocene (Steidl, 2018)

February 7, 2019

By Katriina Etholén I have here on my table the latest book by the Toronto based photographer Edward Burtynsky. The scale of the book is impressive – three kilos, 36 by 29 centimetres and 236 pages. But it’s not just the book’s size that is impressive; the theme is vast as well. It was while…

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This Green Earth – February 5, 2019 Nicholas de Pencier

February 5, 2019

KPCW Radio During the second half of the show, Chris and Nell spoke with Nicholas de Pencier, one of the filmmakers of ANTHROPOCENE, which just screened as a feature documentary at the Sundance Film Festival.  The film is described as a cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet. Amidst stunning imagery , the…

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Alicia Vikander-Narrated Climate Change Doc ‘Anthropocene’ Nabbed by Kino Lorber

January 30, 2019

By Etan Vlessing | Hollywood Reporter The Canadian film, by directors Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky, is set for a September theatrical release. The Canadian documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, narrated by Oscar winner Alicia Vikander, has had its U.S. rights nabbed by Kino Lorber. The climate change film that explores the human impact on…

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Seville International licences ‘Anthropocene: The Human Epoch’ to Kino Lorber (exclusive)

January 30, 2019

By Jeremy Kay | Screen Daily Seville International announced from Sundance on Tuesday (29) it has licensed US rights on Anthropocene: The Human Epoch to Kino Lorber and struck key additional international sales. The documentary from Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky is the first acquisition by Kino Lorber in association with Kanopy, the free streaming…

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“Filming in 44 Locations in 22 Countries on Six Continents”: DP Nicholas de Pencier on Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

January 29, 2019

Filmmaker Magazine DP Nicholas de Pencier has long collaborated with his wife, director Jennifer Baichwal, on her projects. One of their most acclaimed films, Manufactured Landscapes, was a profile of large-format landscape photographer (and fellow Canadian) Edward Burtynsky. Now, on Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, Burtynsky moves from subject to collaborator on a large project tackling nothing less…

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