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ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch
Now Playing in Select Theaters Across the U.S.

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ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

THE DOCUMENTARY

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.

At the intersection of art and science, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch witnesses in an experiential and non-didactic sense a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species’ breadth and impact.

 

 

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★★★★  (out of 4) — The Globe and Mail

★★★★  (out of 4) — Toronto Star

★★★★  (out of 4) — National Post

★★★★  (out of 4) — The Globe and Mail  

★★★★  (out of 4) — Toronto Star  

★★★★  (out of 4) — National Post

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Rogers Best Canadian Film (2018)
Toronto Film Critics Association

 

Best Canadian Documentary (2018)
Vancouver Film Critics Circle

 

Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film (2019)
DC Environmental Film Festival

 

Director Spotlight Award – Jennifer Baichwal (2019)

Cleveland International Film Festival

 

Robert Brooks Award for Documentary Cinematography
– Nicholas de Pencier 
(2019)

Canadian Society of Cinematographers

 

Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary Award (2019)
Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary – Nicholas de Pencier (2019)

Canadian Screen Awards

 

Iren Audience Award (2019)

CinemAmbiente Festival

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Rogers Best Canadian Film
(2018)

Toronto Film Critics Association

Best Canadian Documentary
(2018)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film
(2019)

DC Environmental Film Festival

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Director Spotlight Award – Jennifer Baichwal

(2019)

Cleveland International Film Festival

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Robert Brooks Award for Documentary Cinematography – Nicholas de Pencier (2019)

Canadian Society of Cinematographers

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Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary Award (2019)
Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary – Nicholas de Pencier (2019)

Canadian Screen Awards

Iren Audience Award (2019)

CinemAmbiente Festival

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Bristol Festival of Ideas

FESTIVAL OF THE FUTURE CITY
October 14, 2019

 

October 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

 

More info HERE.

American Conservation Film Festival
Brisbane International Film Fesitval
Docs for Action
Take One Action Film Festival
Human Rights Film Festival Berlin
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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
London Green Film Festival
Aegean Film Festival
Galway Film Fleadh
Revelation Perth International Film Festival
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A feature length documentary following artist Edward Burtynksy’s photographic essay of the industrial revolution in China. Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, shot by Peter Mettler, and produced by Nicholas de Pencier, the film continues to screen all over the world and has won multiple international awards.

More about Manufactured Landscapes.

 

A feature documentary from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, marking their second collaboration after Manufactured Landscapes in 2006. Winner of the TFCA Award for Best Canadian Feature of 2013, the film brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use.

More about Watermark.

More about Mercury Films

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