Anthropocene: The Human Epoch | Denver Film Society | Jennifer Baichwal | Edward Burtynsky | Nicholas de Pencier | Canada

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier

English, Russian, Italian, German, MandarinEnglish SubtitlesCanada201987 minWebsiteDCPRating: Not Rated

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One Night Only! Wednesday, September 25 at 7:10pm at the Sie!

Kino Lorber, in partnership with Kanopy, is proud to be bringing Anthropocene: The Human Epoch to theaters across the U.S. for a nationwide screening event on September 25, coinciding with the U.N. Climate Action Summit.
A stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a years-in-the-making feature documentary from the award-winning team behind Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013) and narrated by Alicia Vikander. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, argue that 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 state of the art camera techniques to document the evidence and experience of human planetary domination. At the intersection of art and science, Anthropocene witnesses a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species's breadth and impact.


Screenwriter: Jennifer Baichwal
Cast: Featuring the voice of Alicia Vikander