Toronto Public Library (Pape/Danforth) presents Anthropocene

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Anthropocene 2018

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Director: Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier Run Time: 87min Genre(s): Documentary

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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.

Cast: Alicia Vikander
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - PG
British Columbia - PG
Manitoba - PG
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - PG
Nunavut - PG
Ontario - PG
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - G
Saskatchewan - PG
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): English

Venue: Pape/Danforth Branch, Toronto Public Library

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. Elevator accessible.

Pape/Danforth Branch, Toronto Public Library, 701 Pape Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4K 3S6
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Free Admission