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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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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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“Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” Beautifully portrays the horrors of man’s new era

January 28, 2019

By Pamela Powell | Reel Honest Reviews ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” is the third film by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky to address the environment, preceded by “Manufactured Landscapes” (2006) and “Watermark” (2013). The film, narrated in layman’s terms by Alicia Vikander, gives us a stunning visual education of our current world’s state as we…

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“I was Amazed That We Got Permission to Film in Russia”: Directors Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky | Anthropocene – The Human Epoch

January 25, 2019

Filmmaker Magazine Whenever directors watch their own films, they always do so with the knowledge that there are moments that occurred during their production — whether that’s in the financing and development or shooting or post — that required incredible ingenuity, skill, planning or just plain luck, but whose difficulty is invisible to most spectators.…

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The Sundance Reel – January 25, 2019 Anthropocene; The Human Epoch

January 25, 2019

By Leslie Thatcher & Barb Bretz | KPCW On today’s #TheSundanceReel, Directors Jennifer Baichwal, Ed Burtynsky, and Nicholas de Pencier talk about Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, in the Spotlight category. Listen here.

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SUNDANCE FILM REVIEW: ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

January 25, 2019

By Alexander Ortega | Slug Magazine ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky Imagine yurt-like structures made of elephant tusks. Then shift your vision to bright-green pools of lithium in a middle-of-nowhere desert, with pipes flowing the alien-looking liquid from one area to an adjacent one. Grimy machinery…

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Sundance 2019 Women Directors: Meet Jennifer Baichwal – “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch”

January 22, 2019

By Sophia Stewart | Women and Hollywood Jennifer Baichwal has been directing and producing documentaries for over 20 years. Her award-winning films include “Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles,” “Watermark,” and “Act of God.” Her film “Manufactured Landscapes” was named as one of 150 Essential Works In Canadian Cinema History by the Toronto…

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Soaking up Sundance: Canadian creators are Utah-bound

January 18, 2019

By T’cha Dunlevy | Montreal Gazette  The Sundance Film Festival, and its irreverent offshoot Slamdance, are coveted launch pads for any media project, as confirmed by the Canadian creators who will be travelling to Park City next week. Quebec auteurs are well served this year, with virtual-reality stars and Sundance regulars Felix & Paul premièring two…

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Toronto Film Critics name Anthropocene the year’s best Canadian film

January 9, 2019

By Norm Wilner | NOW Toronto But co-directors Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier surprised the room by giving away the $100,000 cash prize The Toronto Film Critics Association awarded Anthropocene: The Human Epoch the Rogers best Canadian film award – and a cash prize of $100,000 – last night. It’s a despairing documentary about humanity’s devastation of…

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ANTHROPOCENE grabs $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award

January 9, 2019

By Bruce Demara | Toronto Star ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch, a film that chronicles humankind’s devastating impact on the environment, has been awarded the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award by the Toronto Film Critics Association. The award, the biggest annual prize in Canadian cinema, was given to filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier at the association’s…

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Show, don’t tell Beautiful environmental documentary opts for powerful visuals over facts and figures

January 5, 2019

By Alison Gilmor | Winnipeg Free Press The saturated colours, the rhythmic patterns, the sublime scale: Seen through the estheticizing lens of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky, open-pit mines, mineral evaporation ponds and oil refineries take on a strange dystopian beauty. It’s disturbing that environmental devastation should be so stunning, but that’s the controversial paradox at the…

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Edward Burtynsky Depicts Our Alien Domain

December 29, 2018

By Louis Bury | Hyperallergic The power of Edward Burtynsky’s landscape photographs is undeniable. Their sweeping aerial perspectives are shot in a style that verges on abstraction without losing their figurative referent. The breathtaking, large-scale images depict landscapes altered and scarred by human industry and development. The stepped terraces and switchback roads of a dusty, Mars-red…

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Stirring Images of Our Impact on the Environment

December 21, 2018

By Amy Brady | Hyperallergic TORONTO — Standing in a spacious gallery at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto, I held back tears as I watched piles of confiscated elephant tusks go up in flames. The moment had been captured by filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. The poignant short film is as…

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Anthropocene Gets Exclusive 4K Engagement on iTunes

December 19, 2018

By Lauren Malyk | Playback Distributed by Mongrel Media, the hit doc will be available for a limited time in a premium format ahead of its Sundance screening. Read more: http://playbackonline.ca/2018/12/19/anthropocene-gets-exclusive-4k-engagement-on-itunes/#ixzz5a9UKSeSi

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[PRESS RELEASE] TORONTO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2018 AWARDS

December 10, 2018

ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch, Ava and Maison du bonheur compete for Rogers $100,000 Best Canadian Film Award Read the full press release here. 

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‘It’s emotional. It’s visceral’: Jennifer Baichwal on the power of art to open up consciousness

December 6, 2018

CBC Arts At AGO Creative Minds, the Anthropocene director spoke about how art can help us survive in a time of climate Jennifer Baichwal’s Anthropocene project — a film and exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario created with Edward Burtynsky and Nicholas de Pencier — is an arresting look at how humans are leaving a terrifying signature on the…

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TIFF’s Top 10 Canadian Films names ‘Anthropocene’, Haida-language feature

December 5, 2018

CTV News TORONTO — A documentary about humanity’s impact on the Earth and a feature shot in the Haida language are among TIFF’s top 10 Canadian features of the year. The organization that runs the Toronto International Film Festival released its Top Ten lists of features and shorts of 2018. View the full list for…

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Aerial Photographs Convey Humanity’s Devastating Effects on Nature

December 4, 2018

By Lev Feigin  | Hyperallergic “If we view ourselves from a great height, it is frightening to realize how little we know about our species, our purpose and our end,” wrote the novelist W.G. Sebald in Rings of Saturn. From the window of a plane above an urban sprawl, we witness among geometries of rooftops, factories, and…

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Anthropocene art installation explores human impact on the environment

December 3, 2018

CBC News: The National  Three artists have made it their mission to put humanity’s impact on the environment on display. CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault spoke to the artists to discuss Anthropocene, the documentary and multimedia exhibit. Watch the segment here.

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Creative Minds: As the climate teeters on the edge, can art help us survive?

December 3, 2018

CBC Arts Robert F. Kennedy Jr, Jennifer Baichwal, Brian Jungen and Tanya Talaga discuss art amid ecosystem collapse Our planet is reaching a tipping point. As global temperatures rise, the effects of climate change are accelerating around us. From melting polar ice caps to deadly storms to catastrophic floods to raging wildfires, the world is…

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See the Anthropocene on the Great Lakes

November 29, 2018

By Krystyn Tully | Great Lakes Guide The planet around you is changing. It’s happening quickly, and it’s happening in dramatic ways. From the land we walk on to the waters we drink, your earth today is very different from your grandparents’ Earth. People have altered the Earth in such profound, lasting ways that scientists say…

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The Anthropocene—Coming Soon to a Theater (and Museum, and Bookshelf) Near You

November 28, 2018

By Clara Chaisson | OnEarth Anthropocene is a clunky word for an even more unwieldy concept. But props to the Merriam-Webster team who have given us a dictionary definition that’s easy enough to follow. Anthropocene: (n.) The period of time during which human activities have had an environmental impact on the earth regarded as constituting a distinct geological age. Try to…

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