published on 9 September 2019 in earth
“Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” released in Italian cinemas
The Canadian documentary film Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, an 87-minute film portraying the current state of the Earth by showing some of our planet’s deepest wounds, will arrive in Italian cinemas. The film was directed by a couple, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier and by the well-known photographer Edward Burtynsky, an team that, due to their long experience and commitment to environmental issues, was able to create a documentary with an exceptional visual impact. Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, the third film in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), is part of a wider multimedia project, arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid 20th century following profound and lasting human changes caused by human beings. For four years, the directors travelled all over the world, crossing six continents and 20 countries, to film a nature that has been severely disfigured by human action.
“The film demanded a global vision to bring home the fact that we humans, in reality active in modern civilisation for around 10 thousand years, now wholly dominate a planet that has existed for over 4.5 billion years.”
The official trailer follows.