Edward Burtynsky Premieres New Documentary ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch
Four years in the making, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a feature documentary from the award-winning team of Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier. It’s a masterful meditation on humanity’s massive reshaping of the planet, and debuts in over 100 theaters in the US alone, to coincide with the UN Climate Action Summit.
ANTHROPOCENE follows the research of the Anthropocene Working Group, an international body of scientists who’ve studied the profoundly impactful changes humans have made to the Earth. It’s the third in an award-winning trilogy where Burtynsky’s life and work is explored. Traveling the globe, Burtynsky and his collaborators document the damning evidence that we are, indeed, in the anthropocene: the geological epoch wherein humans are the main cause of permanent planetary change.
Exploring the intersection of art and science, Burtynsky’s work has always been remarkable; depicting global industrial landscapes and capturing critical moments in geological history so provocatively that his images have been included in the collections of over fifty major museums around the world—including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He’s spoken at the Library of Congress, is one of the first recipients of the TED Prize, and has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada.
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