ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (2018)



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A cinematic meditation on humanity's massive re-engineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky. Narrated by Alicia Vikander.


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To say that there are no easy answers to planetary woes is to state the obvious. But the film seeks to reveal rather than lecture, in the hope that our eyes will convince our brains to act before it's too late.

Sep 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

We have entered an epoch in which human activity is shaping the planet more than any natural force. Anthropocene bears witness that something's got to give.

Sep 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

It's a devastating portrait of our laborious despoliation of the earth (trudging through sludge is its signature shot). This survey of our destructive impact seems like a post-mortem.

Nov 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As it stands, though, Anthropocene mostly proves the points of Burtynsky's critics.

Nov 16, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

These globe-trotting Canadians-with their backgrounds in filmmaking, large-scale photography, and cinematography-are not so agenda-driven that they can't see the raw majesty of these impacts.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

A stunning wakeup call, and thanks to the travel, work and thought of the filmmakers, it is equally stunning to look at.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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