ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier i Edward Burtynsky

Canada 87 min. min Spanish premiere

Synopsis

Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), the film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the evidence shows the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and massive marble quarries in Carrara, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using high-end production values and state of the art camera techniques to document the evidence and experience of human planetary domination.

Themes

Female DirectorDocumentary

Director

Jennifer Baichwal

(Montreal, 1965) She has been directing and producing documentaries for over 20 years. Her films have played all over the world and won multiple awards nationally and internationally, including an International Emmy.

Filmography: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018), Watermark (2013)

Jennifer Baichwal

Nicholas De Pencier

He’s a documentary director, producer and director of photography. He’s also on the board of directors of Hot Docs and DOC Toronto.

Filmography: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018), Watermark (2013)

Nicholas De Pencier

Edward Burtynsky

(Canada, 1955) He’s one of the world’s most respected photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in the collections of major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.

Filmography: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018), Watermark (2013)

Edward Burtynsky

Film information

Director: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier i Edward Burtynsky
Script: Jennifer Baichwal
Contact: Seville International
With: Alicia Vikander
Country: Canada
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 87 min. min
Language: English, Russian, Italian, German, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Catalan
Edition: 2019