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Edward Burtynsky at Studio 385
February 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Photography at Oregon, Last Friday Movie Night
Film: “Anthropocene, The Human Epoch”
Photographer Edward Burtynsky
Filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier
February 28, 2020 6:30 – 8:30 pm
385 West 2nd at Lawrence Street
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet. This 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 German, 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.
-From Mercury Films Online Promotion
>Best Testimony on Nature
-Jihlavas International Documentary Film Festival
>Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary
-Canadian Screen Awards, CA
-Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards
>Best Canadian Film
-Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
>Best Canadian Documentary
-Vancouver Film Critics Circle
Presented by Photography at Oregon
Admission by free-will donation