Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

2018 | Canada | NR | 87 min.


Central High School Auditorium Wed, Jul 31, 2019 9:00 AM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Runtime:87 min.
Production Country:Canada
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jennifer Baichwal
Nicholas de Pencier
Edward Burtynsky
Produced by:Nicholas de Pencier
Screenwriter:Jennifer Baichwal
Cinematography:Nicholas de Pencier
Editing By:Roland Schlimme
Cast:Alicia Vikander


It’s hard to disagree with the idea that humans aren’t the driving force behind the planet’s changing natural order when you’re presented with the imagery in this startling documentary. From the world’s largest excavating machines devouring farmland in Germany, to the flaming pyres of ivory tusks seized from poachers who slaughtered thousands of endangered elephants and rhinos in Nairobi, the human desire for conquest and acquisition has never been laid bare in such a visually stunning way before. Canadian filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and photographer Edward Burtynsky have assembled a film of startling beauty and quiet dread that will convince you that action must be taken to help our planet; that we can not go back to how things used to be, but we have to try our best nonetheless for the good of all.