Only one special screening of this film!
A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet, Anthropocene is a feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky. Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), the film follows the research of an international body of scientists who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the evidence shows the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. At the intersection of art and science, Anthropocene 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.
The documentary has been screened at festivals such as Sundance and TIFF. This special screening at Stockfish is brought to you by Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
“… you should see Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. It’s both terrifying and a spectacle—many of these industries I hadn’t even imagined existed, let alone in the way they actually do. Though it touches on global warming, this documentary proclaims that that’s just one side of a massive, fast-moving, multifaceted issue.”
–Alexander Ortega, Slugmag.com