The Film


April 17, 2019
Doors: 6:30 PM, Show Time: 7:00 PM

Running time: 87 minutes

Reel Causes is thrilled to present the latest film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky — ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch. Premiered to great acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, ANTHROPOCENE is a cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet. This film is a four-years-in-the-making feature documentary that needs to be experienced on the big screen.

Narrated by Alicia Vikander, the film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.

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, the 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.

Directed by Jennifer BaichwalEdward Burtynsky & Nicholas de Pencier | Film IMDb Official site
Showing at: Djavad Mowafaghian Theatre, SFU Woodward’s
Location: 149 West Hastings

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The Cause

Society Promoting Environmental Conservation

The oldest environmental non-profit in Canada, Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC), has been fostering urban sustainability with practical solutions for our community since 1969. SPEC empowers local communities in the Lower Mainland to build a greener future through interactive programs and activities.

SPEC’s Core Values are:

Rooted in Community: Local, grassroots and volunteer-driven. SPEC collaborates with other community members and organizations as a way to strengthen community and increase their impact.

Respectful: SPEC works with integrity and an open mindset. They listen to others and work to include other perspectives.

Empowering: Through a positive and fun environment, SPEC strives to support, nurture, enable and educate community members for action.

Purposeful: SPEC values clarity, focus and a resilient structure that can make their work more effective and productive.

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**Online sales for this event close at 3:30pm on April 17th. Door tickets will still be available from 6:00pm**

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