The Canadian High Commission Presents
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Friday 2nd August
Narrated by Oscar winner Alicia Vikander, this cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet comes from the award winning team that brought you Watermark (2013).
Four years in the making, Anthropocene traverses the globe from Kenya, where mounds of illegal elephant tusks are set alight, to surreal lithium farms in Chile and colossal psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains. The striking images demonstrate how humans are shaping our planet at an ever-increasing rate – hence the title, for this is the age in which human activity is the dominant influence on the environment.
The film seeks to reveal rather than lecture
DIRECTOR: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier & Edward Burtynsky COUNTRY: Canada LANGUAGE: English, Russian, Italian, German, Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles YEAR: 2018 RUN TIME: 87 min AUDIENCE: General