Official Selection: Toronto Film Festival
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection: Berlin Film Festival
The third in Baichwal and Burtynsky’s epic environmental trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), Anthropocene is both magnificent in scope and frightening in subject.
The film explores a new period of human dominance and impact over the planet we inhabit where fossils to be discovered thousands of years from now of human manufacture. It is a world where whole towns are situated in landscapes that are actually enormous rubbish dumps with roads running through valleys of garbage. From concrete seawalls in China that cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to our own Great Barrier Reef, this stunning big-screen experience is something to behold.
From its opening where we see 20,000 illegally poached elephant tusks destroyed and we are asked to consider what 10,000 elephants may look like, this fabulous documentary compels us to consider our position, our power, our impact and our responsibility.
An international film festival favourite.
Screens with the short film Judas Collar.
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