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

October 22, 2019

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

October 15, 2019

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

October 7, 2019

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

October 6, 2019

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

September 30, 2019

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

September 27, 2019

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

September 27, 2019

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

September 25, 2019

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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Review: ‘Anthropocene: The Human Epoch’ delivers a powerful warning of a world in decline

September 25, 2019

By Robert Abele | Los Angeles Times A movie thousands of years in the making, “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” takes cameras to where our consumptive need has most alarmingly re-engineered the planet. It’s also, in many ways, a document of a spiritual/environmental undoing. Filming across a dozen countries, Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward…

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In ‘Anthropocene,’ environmental warning signs have never looked more beautiful

September 24, 2019

By Rob Thomas | Madison.com If you don’t know what you’re looking at, the images can be quite beautiful in an abstract way. Ivory tusks stacked into abstract sculptures the size of huts. Water reflecting the golden streetlights of a flooded piazza in Venice. A massive mountain of garbage, in which the discarded bits of…

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‘Anthropocene: The Human Epoch’ Review: Global Warnings

September 24, 2019

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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“ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH” – CHUCK: HIGHLY RECOMMENDS – PAM: HIGHLY RECOMMENDS

September 19, 2019

Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet. Chuck says: A visually stunning and alarming film that travels around the world to bear witness to the many environmental crimes man has inflicted on the planet over the last century. From Chile to Siberia, Houston to…

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Film for a troubled planet

September 19, 2019

“Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” is a call to action It’s not too late to save the planet, according to a visually stunning documentary to be screened by UW-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies in advance of a pivotal United Nations climate summit. A free showing of Anthropocene: The Human Epoch on Sept. 25 at Union South Marquee…

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DRAMATIC PHOTOS CAPTURE HOW HUMANS HAVE CHANGED THE EARTH

September 19, 2019

By Peter Carbonera | Newsweek Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a documentary film by Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier that paints a beautiful and terrifying picture of what human beings are doing to the Earth. Since the early 1980s Burtynsky, a Canadian photographer, has been documenting what he calls “intentional landscapes,” the big…

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ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch Nominated for Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary

September 12, 2019

Canadian Newswire TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2019 /CNW/ – The DGC is pleased to announce the full 2019 DGC Awards nominees for Feature Film, Documentary, Short Film, Television Series, and Movies for Television and Mini-Series. Selected from over 300 submissions, the nominees represent a spectrum of talent, genres and diversity in the screen-based industry. The Awards will be…

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This stunning new film captures how humans have reshaped every part of the Earth

August 31, 2019

By Eillie Anzilotti | Fast Company The new documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch doesn’t waste any time getting to the point: For the first minute of the film, all we see are flames. It’s mesmerizing, in a way, the same way that a fire burning in a hearth on a cold night inevitably draws our gaze. But this…

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Visual storytelling with flair illustrates human impact on Earth

August 29, 2019

By Peter Tonguette | The Columbus Dispatch  Have human beings made enough of an impact on the natural world for the experts to name a new geological epoch? The documentary “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” — co-directed by Canadian filmmaker Nicholas de Pencier; his wife, Jennifer Baichwal; and still photographer Edward Burtynsky — offers jaw-dropping views of sites around…

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September: 5 photographic exhibitions not to be missed in Italy

August 29, 2019

Vogue Italia For those who have already returned to the city after the summer holidays but have no intention of stopping to travel, even if only by thinking, we would like to point out 5 photography exhibitions not to be missed. From Milan to Nuoro, passing through Genoa, Bologna and Spilimbergo, there are many proposals to…

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Kino Lorber Teams With Kanopy For Special Theatrical Run Of Climate Change Docu ‘Anthropocene: The Human Epoch’

August 19, 2019

By Dino-Ray Ramos | Deadline EXCLUSIVE: The climate change documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is just as much a visual marvel as it is a call to action. Kino Lorber is partnering with the streaming platform Kanopy to bring the feature docu to over 100 theaters nationwide on September 25 to coincide with the U.N. Climate Action Summit and Climate Week NYC in…

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The Anthropocene Project at the MAST Foundation in Bologna: A Wake-up Call to Save the Planet

July 25, 2019

By Nicolò Gallio When was the last time you felt mesmerised and guilty at the same time, while looking at a piece of art? It happened to me last Saturday more than once when I was visiting the Anthropocene exhibition at the MAST Foundation in Bologna. I knew I was going to experience an impactful show given…

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Envisioning the Anthropocene

June 22, 2019

By Esther Hershkovits | Good Trouble Magazine Over the last five years, three visual artists documented the staggering state of our current geological epoch – ‘The Anthropocene’ – collaborating with a research team of scientists to investigate our indelible signature on the planet. The Anthropocene Project is a multidisciplinary body of work from world-renowned artists Nicholas de…

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Oh Dear: Photos Show What Humans Have Done To The Planet

June 15, 2019

By Jonathan Lambert and Rebecca Ellis | NPR Humans have made an indelible mark on the planet. Since the mid-20th century, we’ve accelerated the digging of mines, construction of dams, expansion of cities and clearing of forests for agriculture — activity that will be visible in the geological record for eons to come. Some scientists are calling…

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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society Partners with The Anthropocene Project on Canada-Wide Education Program Detailing the Extent of Human Impact on the Planet

June 13, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2019, 7 a.m. EST The Royal Canadian Geographical Society Partners with The Anthropocene Project on Canada-Wide Education Program Detailing the Extent of Human Impact on the Planet TORONTO and OTTAWA — This fall, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) will bring a unique bilingual education program to teachers across Canada in…

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La Société géographique royale du Canada collabore avec Le projet Anthropocène sur un programme éducatif à l’échelle du Canada qui décrit l’étendue des répercussions humaines sur la planète

June 13, 2019

Pour diffusion immédiate : le 13 juin 2019, 7h, HNE   La Société géographique royale du Canada collabore avec Le projet Anthropocène sur un programme éducatif à l’échelle du Canada qui décrit l’étendue des répercussions humaines sur la planète   Toronto et Ottawa : Cet automne, la Société géographique royale du Canada (SGRC) proposera un…

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Anthropocene, L’impronta Umana Sulla Terra

May 19, 2019

By Daniele Del Moro | Green Planet News Alla FONDAZIONE MAST [Manifattura di Arti, Sperimentazione e Tecnologia] di Bologna arriva in anteprima in Europa la mostra che indaga l’impatto dell’uomo sul pianeta attraverso le straordinarie immagini di Edward Burtynsky, i filmati di Jennifer Baichwal e Nicholas de Pencier e le esperienze immersive di realtà aumentata Anthropocene, la mostra…

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Burtynsky con Baichwal e de Pencier al Mast

May 15, 2019

35 fotografie, 4 enormi murales, alcune videoinstallazioni e 3 installazioni di realtà aumentata By Monica Poggi | Il Giornale dell’Arte numero 397, maggio 2019 Bologna. Siamo nell’Antropocene, vale a dire: stiamo distruggendo il nostro pianeta. Ce lo ripetono scienziati e ricercatori, lo urlano le proteste giovanili in piazza e da qualche anno lo sottolineano  anche gli…

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The Anthropocene Project

May 14, 2019

By Daniel Nash | Billionaire A highly-anticipated multimedia project documents the indelible human footprint on the Earth. From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60 percent of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia,…

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Edward Burtynsky, le Yann Arthus-Bertrand de la fin du monde

May 6, 2019

By Margaux Dussert | L’ADN Les images du photographe Edward Burtynsky ont des allures de peintures abstraites. Avec elles, c’est la dévastation de la Terre par nos industries que ce dernier enregistre : une réalité de pétrole, de métal, de pelleteuses et d’épaves. L’anthropocène vu du ciel en somme. J’ai toujours été frappé par ce paradoxe :…

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An Artful Invocation

April 18, 2019

Muse Magazine A few months ago, I stepped inside one of my favourite places. As an Art History major, the AGO feels like nothing short of a home. During this final year of my studies, the topic of public engagement has been particularly relevant, especially as we broach discussions of what comes next for our…

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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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