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Review: The Planet Enters a New, Uncertain Era in Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

By Steve Prokopy | Third Coast Reviews 3.5/4 ★ As difficult as it is to imagine, the Earth’s condition—both in terms of climate and physical characteristics—is not more a result of human shaping and interference than forces of nature. Everything from climate change, mass animal extinctions, strip mining, and countless other ways to ravage the…

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Elizabeth Jacobson reviews Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, film by Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky

Terrain.org In Questions, Stephen Hawking notes that in January 2018 the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock forward two minutes to midnight. It’s the Journal’s measurement of the imminence of catastrophe—military or environmental—facing our planet. The clock’s ticking toward midnight means that the Holocene epoch, which correlates with the expansion and effects of the human species…

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[PRESS RELEASE] The Anthropocene Education Program

Royal Canadian Geographical Society-The Anthropocene Education Program

Art-inspired program uses high tech to raise awareness of the planet’s environmental stress points and encourage sustainable actions in the face of a plastics crisis OTTAWA, Nov. 13, 2019 /CNW/ – Many students are unaware that common, everyday activities place a demand on the natural world: from buying and consuming food, to throwing out plastic waste in the…

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This Stunning Exhibition Examines Humankind’s Impact on Earth

Anthropocene, a radical multisensory media exhibit, runs through January 5 at MAST Foundation. By Gabriella Golenda | Metropolis Magazine In the exhibition Anthropocene, there are aerial photos of a snow-dusted open-pit coal mine in Wyoming, a sawmill cutting its way through deteriorating lowland rainforests of Nigeria, and heliostat mirrors in a sublime formation at a solar…

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Ep. 4 — ‘Anthropocene’: Naming the climate crisis

TVO’s Word Bomb As the Earth responds ever more rapidly to human activity, a controversial group of scientists is proposing that we’ve entered a new epoch: the age of the Anthropocene. Pippa and Karina sit down with earth scientists and a documentary filmmaker [Nicholas de Pencier] to talk about how the crisis is packaged and…

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How Humans Have Changed the Earth’s Geology

Brut Media Humans are a relatively new addition to the earth, but we have changed geology more than any natural force. This epoch is called anthropocene — and it might be the last one. These changes to nature, caused by human alteration and are supported by overwhelming evidence, are referred to as the Anthropocene. “The…

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29 Cameras and 203 Hours of Footage Later, This Haunting Movie Exists

Emily Buder | No Film School Anthropocene: The Human Epoch directors and cinematographers unpack the ambitious scale of the visually-stunning and perennially haunting project. It’s fitting that Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, a film that attempts to convey the massive impact of humanity on the earth’s landscapes, would require such a large-scale production. The film’s three directors —…

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INTERVIEW: ‘Anthropocene’ doc examines reengineering of planet Earth

By John Soltes | Hollywood Soapbox The human footprint on planet Earth has proved to be destructive and life-changing. In fact, increasingly it has become fatal, for both flora and fauna in the world, and the new documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch details the ravages upon the natural world by the most powerful species spread throughout the…

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK October 4, 2010: ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

Alliance of Women Film Journalists If teen global warming activist Greta Thunberg’s passionate, scolding speeches about the precarious state of our planet haven’t totally pushed your panic button yet, there’s a good chance “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” will. Jennifer Baichwal’s stunning but sobering documentary captures humanity’s impact on the globe with images that cannot be…

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‘Anthropocene’ Documentary Shows How Humans Are Wreaking Havoc On The Planet

Phosphor Tailings Pond #4, Near Lakeland, Florida, USA 2012. A photograph by Edward Burtynsky from The Anthropocene Project

By Brooke Shuman | Huffington Post “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch,” a documentary by filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and photographer Edward Burtynsky, is a nature story gone awry, a dazzling and at times nauseating document of the far-reaching, and possibly catastrophic, impact that humans have had on the planet.  The film gets its title…

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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch | Inside the Documentary

Popcorn Talk Join Frank Moran as he interviews filmmakers: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky. “Anthropocene” is defined as the current geological epoch in which humans are the primary cause of permanent planetary change. The upcoming documentary ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is unflinching in its depiction of the destruction of the natural world,…

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The Wonders and Terrors of Humanity’s Impact on Earth

Phosphor Tailings Pond #4, Near Lakeland, Florida, USA 2012. A photograph by Edward Burtynsky from The Anthropocene Project

By Laura Leavitt | Hyperallergic Featuring stunning landscape photography, the documentary Anthropocene surveys a new era of human-driven geology. The cult film Koyaanisqatsi, named after the Hopi idea of “life lived out of balance,” contains no dialogue, but rather scenes all over the world — of cities, nature, the tiniest industrially produced products, and the vastness of canyons.…

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‘Anthropocene: The Human Epoch’ Review: Global Warnings

By Ben Kenigsberg | The New York Times “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” puts a frightening twist on the standard nature documentary. Rather than exalting the awesome beauty of landscapes or animals, it captures alarming ways in which that beauty has been disturbed. The movie takes its cues from the research of the Anthropocene Working Group, a team of…

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