Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Dir: Jennifer Baichwa, Edward Burtynsky & Nicholas de Pencier
Cast: Alicia Vikander (voice)
97mins   2018   Canada   12A    English | Russian | Italian | German | Mandarin | Cantonese   

A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet - from concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and surreal lithium evaporation ponds in the Atacama desert.

Filmmakers have traversed the globe using high end production values and state of the art camera techniques to document evidence and experience of human planetary domination.

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.

'Images speak volumes without words ... the movie is potent and frequently terrifying' - Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

Presented with support of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK.


Wed 3 November