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, 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. 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.