Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Director: Nicholas de Pencier, Jennifer Baichwal Year: 2018 Run Time: 87min
Anthropocene 2018

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.


Director(s):

Nicholas de Pencier, Jennifer Baichwal

Writer(s):

Jennifer Baichwal

Producer(s):

Nicholas de Pencier

Cast:

Alicia Vikander

Genre(s):

Documentary

Language(s):

English

Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
PG British Columbia
PG Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
PG Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
G Québec
PG Saskatchewan
NR Yukon