Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

2018, Documentary, 1h 27m

37 Reviews 50+ Ratings

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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch offers a sobering -- and visually ravishing - look at the horrific ecological damage wrought by modern human civilization. Read critic reviews

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Filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky travel the globe to document the impact humans have made on the planet.

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Nicholas de Pencier
Director
Nicholas de Pencier
Producer
Nicholas de Pencier
Executive Producer
Edward Burtynsky
Executive Producer
Daniel Iron
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Nicholas Metivier
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Nadia Tavazzani
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Rose Bolton
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  • This powerful, poetic film shows the stunning beauty (and horrific impact) of humanity's creations as we leave the Holocene Epoch and enter the Anthropocene.

    March 20, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The film's stunning visuals of these and other impacted places, particularly the aerial shots, capture an abstract imagery that is at once beautiful and horrifying.

    October 3, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It's strongest, however, as a dizzying, dimensional tour of scale and time, forcing us to wonder how a sense of earth-centric balance can be restored.

    September 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • At times, more information would be preferable; in other scenes, images speak volumes without words. But as advocacy, the movie is potent and frequently terrifying.

    September 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It is important to remind people - again and again and again - that we can't continue to treat the planet like this.

    March 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The plate of vegetables that it sounds like, but its cinematography and passion for our planet make a strong case for your attention.

    February 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This powerful, poetic film shows the stunning beauty (and horrific impact) of humanity's creations as we leave the Holocene Epoch and enter the Anthropocene.

    March 20, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The film's stunning visuals of these and other impacted places, particularly the aerial shots, capture an abstract imagery that is at once beautiful and horrifying.

    October 3, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It's strongest, however, as a dizzying, dimensional tour of scale and time, forcing us to wonder how a sense of earth-centric balance can be restored.

    September 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • At times, more information would be preferable; in other scenes, images speak volumes without words. But as advocacy, the movie is potent and frequently terrifying.

    September 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • hat have we done to ourselves? The documentary 'Anthropocene: The Human Epoch' answers that in a disturbing way.

    December 10, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Rarely has a film about the end of the world looked as beautiful as this as directors Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky utilize the widescreen format to brilliant effect, starkly capturing the size and scope of the devastation they capture.

    November 21, 2020 | Rating: 4.0/4.0 | Full Review…

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