Director: Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier Run Time: 87min Genre(s): Documentary
In 2016, scientists declared that the Earth has entered a new geological era, one that is entirely the consequence of humanity’s abuse of the planet. This documentary goes around the world illustrating the variety of ways that humanity has affected its environment.
In Kenya, authorities set fire to mounds of elephant tusks to protest the illegal ivory trade, resulting in a devastating display of the impact of poaching. In Russia and Germany, mining operations transform the land into an otherworldly wasteland. The unfathomable scale of the images created by these moments are equal parts beautiful and disturbing.
Following Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark, photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier conclude their award-winning trilogy with an urgent message to all the citizens of the world to see the consequences of our actions, before it’s too late.
Venue: Burlington Public Library, Central Branch, Centennial Hall
Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: English
Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host.
Burlington Public Library, Central Branch, Centennial Hall, 2331 New Street, Burlington, ON, L7R 1J4