SF Green Film Festival: ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH
September 25 only
ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH
directed by Ed Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal & Nicholas de Pencier
Special nationwide screening event in alignment with the United Nations Climate Action Summit.
Scientists argue that we have now entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene, a geological period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
From the directors of Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark, this film is a striking cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet. Provocative and unforgettable cinematography captures the immensity of human planetary influence. It becomes poignantly clear that the Anthropocene is a full-scale, catastrophic change affecting every thing on the planet, from plants and animals to ecosystems and entire landscapes. We may not be able to reverse it completely, but to save our planet we must try.
“Astonishment. Pure, lurid, ravishing, genuine astonishment.” ~ Luke Hicks, Nonfics
“To say that there are no easy answers to planetary woes is to state the obvious. But the film seeks to reveal rather than lecture, in the hope that our eyes will convince our brains to act before it’s too late.” ~ Peter Howell, the Toronto Star
“Its cinematography and passion for our planet make a strong case for your attention.” ~ Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com
- Toronto International Film Festival – Official Selection
- Sundance Film Festival – Official Selection
- Berlin International Film Festival – Official Selection
- DC Environmental Film Festival – Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film
Directed by Ed Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal & Nicholas de Pencier. 2018, 87 mins.
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