“The film seeks to reveal rather than lecture, in the hope that our eyes will convince our brains to act before it’s too late.” (Toronto Star)
A film of stunning imagery from Edward Burtinsky and the visionary team that also brought us Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013). Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a spectacular cinematic meditation on the massive impact humans have made on the planet. From the concrete seawalls that cover 60 percent of the mainland Chinese coast to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built, from psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains to surreal lithium evaporation ponds in the Atacama Desert, the filmmakers traversed the globe using state-of-the-art camera techniques to document evidence and experience of human planetary domination. At the intersection of art and science, this film bears witness to a critical moment in geological history.