A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making 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, the Anthropocene Working Group, 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. 

 

 

Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky
Writer: Jennifer Baichwal
Producer: Nicholas de Pencier
Cinematographer: Nicholas de Pencier
Editor: Roland Schlimme
Country: Canada
Runtime: 89 minutes