ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH. FILM SHOWS AT 7 PM.
DIRECTORS: JENNIFER BAICHWAL, EDWARD BURTYNSKY, & NICHOLAS DE PENCIER
RUNNING TIME: 87 MINS
YEAR OF FILM: 2018
A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film and 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. At the intersection of art and science, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch witnesses, in an experiential and non-didactic sense, a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species’ breadth and impact.