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Environmental Film Festival: ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

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Winner of the Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film

D.C. Premiere

The filmmakers take us on a worldwide tour encompassing concrete seawalls in China, which now cover 60 percent of the mainland coast; the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany; potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains; a heavy metal festival in the closed city of Norilsk, Siberia; the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia; and lithium evaporation ponds in South America’s Atacama Desert. High-end production values and state-of-the-art camera techniques capture evidence of human planetary domination. At the intersection of art and science, this film bears witness to a critical moment in geological history.


Directed by Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal & Nicholas de Pencier

(Canada, 2018, 87 min.)


Post-screening discussion feat. Jennifer Baichwal & Nicholas de Pencier



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