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These Eye-Opening Photos Show The Impact Of Humans On The Environment

September 14, 2020

By Kate Bubacz | BuzzFeed News | Edward Burtynsky, a legendary landscape photographer, has spent the past three decades looking at how resources are used and the impact of humans on the environment around the globe. He collaborated with Nicholas de Pencier and Jennifer Baichwal on his newest project, Anthropocene, which combines scientific research with film,…

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How the Arts Might Help us Grapple with Climate Change

August 9, 2020

What on Earth – CBC Radio 1 | When Omar El Akkad wrote his 2017 dystopian novel American War, about a second U.S. civil war after land loss due to climate change, he considered it a “deliberately grotesque” view of a possible future on a degraded planet. But just three years later, the Egyptian-Canadian author says his climate…

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Anthropocene

August 9, 2020

By Anne-Marie Hoeve | 5 Media —  Welcome to scenes from the Anthropocene – the first geological epoch where man has taken over from nature in defining the outcome of the planet. In an epic journey around the world, photographer Edward Burtynsky has crossed countries and continents to capture the colossal impact of our actions.…

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Interactive climate change tool shows Canadians the results of our actions

July 29, 2020

Daily Hive RBC Tech for Nature is a multi-year, global initiative by the RBC Foundation dedicated to preserving the planet’s greatest wealth — our natural ecosystem. It supports new ideas, technologies, and partnerships to address and solve pressing environmental challenges. As time goes on, it’s clear that the impact we’re leaving on Earth is concerning — and that…

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Mushin Market Intersection, Lagos, Nigeria 2016. A detail crop of one of Edward Burtynsky's photographs, from The Anthropocene Project

Canadian Geographic Éducation lance une initiative en ligne pour impliquer les millions d’élèves qui s’isolent

March 31, 2020

OTTAWA, le 31 mars 2020 – En réponse à un besoin urgent de ressources éducatives en ligne, la Société géographique royale du Canada (SGRC) lance la #SalleDeClasseVirtuelle de Canadian Geographic Éducation, laquelle offrira des ressources éducatives bilingues gratuites à tous les Canadiens en vue de soutenir les enseignants, les parents et les élèves qui s’isolent…

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[PRESS RELEASE] Canadian Geographic Education launches online initiative to reach millions of self-isolating students

March 31, 2020

OTTAWA, March 31, 2020 – In response to an urgent need for online educational resources, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) is launching Canadian Geographic Education’s #OnlineClassroom, which will offer its free, bilingual learning tools to all Canadians to support teachers, parents and students isolating at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Our new #OnlineClassroom provides…

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A Terrible Beauty: Art and Learning in the Anthropocene

February 29, 2020

By Shiralee Hudson Hill, Journal of Museum Education | ABSTRACT Art has the power to activate learning and emotion in unique ways—this is true of humans generally, and museum visitors specifically. Yet art galleries are often overlooked in the museum field as forums for dialogue and sites of learning about climate change. This article investigates…

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Exterior view of the Anthropocene exhibition at Fondazione MAST in Bologna, Italy

Photographs of the changing environment: Anthropocene, over 150 thousand visitors in Bologna

January 7, 2020

la Repubblica The exhibition at the Mast was also visited by 15 thousand students BOLOGNA – It was supposed to remain open for 4 months, it closed on January 5 after eight months of extraordinary turnout. Anthropocene, the exhibition of photographs on the changing environment hosted by the Mast of Bologna, since May 16 has been…

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

November 22, 2019

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

November 20, 2019

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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Royal Canadian Geographical Society-The Anthropocene Education Program

[PRESS RELEASE] The Anthropocene Education Program

November 14, 2019

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

November 14, 2019

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

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

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

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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Official movie poster for Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, a documentary film by Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky

“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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