The Visual Language of Documentary Film: In Conversation with Jennifer Baichwal

By Amy Anderson | BeatRoute

Canadian filmmaking trio Jennifer Baichwal, Nick de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky recently completed a trilogy of films that chronicle human impact upon the planet. Their most recent film, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, identifies a new era in which human influence is the most dominate factor determining the Earth’s form. The three travelled the world to document some of Earth’s largest sites of industrial resource extraction. Baichwal spoke with BeatRoute about some of the challenges and paradoxes of documentary filmmaking in our current social context.

Read the interview here.