Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Director: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky Run Time: 87min Genre(s): Documentary
In 2016, scientists declared that the Earth has entered a new geological era, one that is entirely the consequence of humanity’s abuse of the planet. This documentary goes around the world illustrating the variety of ways that humanity has affected its environment.
In Kenya, authorities set fire to mounds of elephant tusks to protest the illegal ivory trade, resulting in a devastating display of the impact of poaching. In Russia and Germany, mining operations transform the land into an otherworldly wasteland. The unfathomable scale of the images created by these moments are equal parts beautiful and disturbing.
Following Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark, photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier conclude their award-winning trilogy with an urgent message to all the citizens of the world to see the consequences of our actions, before it’s too late.
Venue: Cambridge Green Party ONLINE
Date: April 20, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM EDT
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: English
Meltdown at 6:30pm
Stories from Our Land at 6:35pm
Sea Turtle at 6:45pm
Anthropocene at 7:00pm
*possible Zoom or Facebook for discussion purposes*
Cambridge Green Party ONLINE, 12 McDonald Pl, Glen Morris, ON, N0B 1W0