The Anthropocene Project: Have We Entered a New Geological Epoch?

The Anthropocene Project: Have We Entered a New Geological Epoch?

Anthropocene is an upcoming documentary about the permanent human impact upon the earth’s systems.

The film is the product of the acclaimed film-making team Jennifer Baichwal, Nick de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky. Anthropocene will be the final installment of a documentary trilogy also comprised of Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2014).

The three-part film series seeks to document humanity’s re-engineering of earth’s natural processes.



Similar to the first two films, Anthropocene will combine science and hard facts alongside a stunning visual perspective from renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky. The resulting effect is a powerful cinematic experience with a lasting impact.

Known for his large scale industrial landscapes, the imagery in the film and related photographs provide a unique viewpoint on an impressive scale.

The Anthropocene Project: Have We Entered a New Geological Epoch?

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Uniting science and art, the documentary creates a compelling narrative about the reality of humanity’s behaviour towards our natural environment.

The disarmingly honest portrayal of how we use, alter, and shape our natural surroundings provides a profound insight into the enduring consequences of our actions.

A bit about the film:

“The Anthropocene film follows an international group of geologists — the Anthropocene Working Group — who are proposing the renaming of our current interglacial epoch, Holocene, to Anthropocene in recognition of lasting changes to the earth’s system, both positive and negative.”

The forthcoming documentary is one element in The Anthropocene Project—a multidisciplinary investigation that, among other things, includes a museum exhibition; large scale Burtynsky photographs; and an interactive, educational website.

Find out more about The Anthropocene Project and keep up-to-date with the film’s progress. The documentary is set to be released in the fall of 2018.



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