Presented in partnership with Ciné Vert - An environmental film festival
Come watch Anthropocène : L’Époque humaine (Anthropocene: The Human Epoch), a documentary feature which is part of a multidisciplinary project examining the impact humans are having on the Earth.
Following the screening, a panel consisting of professors and specialists will talk about the issues raised by the film and will lead a discussion with the audience.
Regular Rate: $12.50/Privilege: $9 (Passport and Unlimited pass eligible for admission). Free admission for Cégep de Sherbrooke students.
- Anthropocène : L’époque humaine
2 nominations - Canadian Screen Awards 2019
Special Selection - Berlinale 2019
Official Selection - Sundance Film Festival 2019
Presented in Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Russian, Italian, German, subtitled in French
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 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 Germany, 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.
Documentary by Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky and Nick De Pencier (Canada, 2018, 87 min.)