Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (Baichwal/Burtynsky/de Pencier, Canada 2018)

Movie | suitable for everyone

This documentary takes us from marble extraction in Italy, via lithium production in the South American Atacama Desert, to the world’s largest excavator in Germany. It argues that humanity has changed the globe in such an all-encompassing way that we have now entered a new geological age: the Anthropocene. This is the scientific term for man’s age, and for ten years a group of scientists have gathered evidence that our current age, the holocene, is over and the anthropocene has begun. Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky are an award-winning director team who previously directed Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), which together with the Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018) are a trilogy.

1t 28m – English speech, english text – allowed for everybody
Free entrance

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