(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 (Goose Lane Editions) Wins Canadian Museums Association Award

April 18, 2019

Anthropocene (Goose Lane Editions, 2018) is the winner of Outstanding Achievement in Research in the art category by the Canadian Museums Association. The award, presented in Toronto on April 17th at the AMA’s 2019 National Conference, was the latest honour for the book, film and gallery project, which was deemed by judges as “nationally significant and exceeded the current standard of…

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‘Anthropocene’ Tops Canadian Screen Award Doc Winners

April 1, 2019

By Pat Mullen | Point of View Magazine Jennifer Baichwal, Nick de Pencier, and Ed Burtynsky are triple crown winners! The team scored its third win from the Canadian Academy when Anthropocene: The Human Epoch took the Ted Rogers Award for Best Documentary Feature at last night’s Canadian Screen Awards. The filmmakers previously won the Genie for 2006’s Manufactured…

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Reel Causes to screen Anthropocene documentary and address waste reduction in Vancouver

April 1, 2019

By Craig Takeuchi | The Georgia Straight A critically acclaimed documentary about the impact of human activity upon the Earth will provide talking points for how to address local problems about waste. Reel Causes, which holds film screenings with panel discussions to address social issues, will be holding a screening of the Canadian documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch at 7…

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“How are we part of nature, and we act like we’re not?” – An Interview with Jennifer Baichwal

April 1, 2019

Doc10 Since her stunning 2006 documentary “Manufactured Landscapes,” Jennifer Baichwal has emerged as one of the cinema’s most foremost poets of ecological devastation. Made in collaboration with Canadian photographer and artist Edward Burtynsky, famous for his large-scale photographs of industrial landscapes, Baichwal’s recent films show the startling visual evidence of humankind’s impact on the planet.…

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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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