ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

Experience this cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, as scientists argue we have now entered a new epoch. The Anthropocene is a full-scale, catastrophic change that we cannot reverse completely. But we must try.

Directors

Ed Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier

Country

Canada

Year

2018

Running Time

87 mins 

Website

https://theanthropocene.org/film/

SFGFF Film Program: 

Green Film Fest Screening - September 25, 2019

San Francisco Premiere.

Scientists argue that we have now entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene, a geological period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. From the directors of Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark (SFGFF 2014), this film is a striking cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet. Provocative and unforgettable cinematography captures the immensity of human planetary influence. It becomes poignantly clear that the Anthropocene is a full-scale, catastrophic change affecting every thing on the planet, from plants and animals to ecosystems and entire landscapes. We may not be able to reverse it completely, but to save our planet we must try.


Special nationwide screening event in alignment with the United Nations Climate Action Summit.