Official US Trailer for 'Anthropocene: The Human Epoch' Documentary

May 17, 2019
Source: YouTube

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch Trailer

"It is such a fundamental change in the way the Earth is behaving that we need to communicate that as powerfully as possible." Kino Lorber has debuted the first US trailer for the documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, which has been playing at every major film festival since it premiered at TIFF last fall. It has also played at Sundance, Berlinale, Vancouver, Calgary, Santa Barbara, Boulder, Portland, Hong Kong, CPH:DOX, and the Seattle Film Festival most recently. Three experienced doc filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet. And it doesn't look good. "A stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity's massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a years-in-the-making feature documentary." Scientists now argue that 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. The footage in this looks jaw-dropping amazing.

Official US trailer (+ poster) for the documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, from YouTube:

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch Poster

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch: 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 massive marble quarries in Carrara, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using state of the art camera techniques to document the evidence and experience of human planetary domination. At the intersection of art and science, Anthropocene witnesses a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species's breadth and impact. Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is co-directed by doc filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal (The Holier it Gets, Act of God, Payback, Watermark, Long Time Running) & Edward Burtynsky (Watermark) & Nicholas de Pencier (Four Wings and a Prayer, Black Code, Long Time Running). This premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year, and also played at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals this year. Kino Lorber will release the Anthropocene doc in select theaters starting on September 25th. For more info, visit their official website.

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i don't question the quality of the doc - it looks excellent. however, this is also very sad. i would find it difficult to watch.

dan on May 17, 2019


I'm convinced this to be a great doc. However, I'm afraid that people watching it are the ones mostly aware of the issues it presents. Still, it's a good one ...

shiboleth on May 17, 2019


Do you mean rather than 'the ones mostly aware of the issues...or those mostly responsible for the issues this film presents. I know English is not your main language shiboleth so I was just wondering. It's the way I read you post and agree with it. They are responsible for this ravaging of the planet. Although...on a higher level...I wonder if the gods and their intentions of the human species is right on track for us to self destruct and become extinct due to our own greed and ignorance. Hmmmmm.....

thespiritbo on May 17, 2019


Oh, I think it works in both ways, in both of langauges and in both senses. Whether being said in English or in my Croatian. So, my post can be cut, understood in both ways. Neverhtless, I like your emphasizing 'those mostly responsible'. Despite of those who are trying to raise the awareness about important issues. Since those responsible for the whole thing will go afterwards and react with manipulating everything that is happening into transferring the responsibilities and the consequences of their actions to the rest of population. And I don't think there are some cynical, mean and sardonic gods behind the whole thing. It's not about someone's power and strength over humans, it's about something much worse and much less honest and it's called human weakness. Some bad infinity that won't just end at some point because people don't lean on finding that strength of mind which could do better for all of us. There's a Slavic proverb which says: the end of the world won't change a thing. This is the state of affairs we live in. Cheers Bo and thanks for your post ...

shiboleth on May 18, 2019


Worse... the message is so repetitive... People start to ignore it like the background noise.

MzUnGu on May 17, 2019


Worse... the message is so repetitive... People start to ignore it like the background noise.

MzUnGu on May 17, 2019


Well, most of important issues nowadays sounds so repetitive. Climate changes, fascism, social injustices and inequalities and what not. So, it's about the reception and perception of them and also about the style of life which people refuse to change. As leading man of this site explained below, it will go on as long as all those 'repetitive' things really start biting us. And I agree, let's not go after the messengers, but let's not hope that problems will go away either. They're much more than background noise. Although, I feel you probably agree with all this. Cheers ...

shiboleth on May 18, 2019


Which is incredibly sad because this guarantees we're going to pass the point of no return and end up dooming all of us, or most of us, and it's going to come and bite everyone in the ass when entire cities are underwater and everyone says "we told you this was going to happen, but you didn't listen!" Maybe we should stop ignoring this and do something now before that happens... It's not the fault of all these people trying to keep speaking up that others stop listening, it's all their own fault if they tune it out.

Alex Billington on May 18, 2019


some less-than-a-plurality part of the Republican Party , i.e. less than 40% of 100 million or so , are holding up the works for the REST of the 7 BILLION in this world . Who don't question the science , and don't think it's Only about an American Liberal cash grab of recycling profits ....which IS their only real objection to implementation of plans for easing humans' impact ; don't believe any other story they give you ... So , if it starts sounding like background noise , turn the volume up and make it Foreground , and KEEP Hammering away with the realities these pictures represent ...

Dominic on May 19, 2019


Damn straight! Amen.

Alex Billington on May 19, 2019


the sad irony from that , is two fold : 1 - since when did republicans " the Party of Business" become so cowardly ? if liberals were making such great recycling profits then get YOUR money men like the Kochs to buy up recycling companies of your own ... Not stand on the sidelines sniping jealously .. 2 - Reality is Repubs don't invest in recycling , because there AREN"T Profits from the recycling industry currently . Plenty of supply but no demand , as no one is creating infrastructure or projects to USE some plastic hybrid that would be lighter than metal but strong enough for industrial , maybe space habitat ? use ... of course their obstruction over the issue keeps planning for such use down , so they lie about liberal intent while holding back opportunity for such intent to even happen ... There is a NASA project for space habitats ( profiled on 60 Minutes ; Neal Stephenson used the idea for one of his scifi books ) , and a crew creating ways to get the plastic out of the bermuda triangle , but both are underfunded . Other ideas are few and far between ..

Dominic on May 19, 2019


The Stephenson book " SevenEyes" which I would LOVE seeing as a movie . and could spawn its own franchise ....

Dominic on May 19, 2019


Unfortunately the majority of people are still selfish, the facts will pull a few heart strings and change a few practises. However, when holidays come around they don't bat an eyelid to flying abroad, because it's not a holiday if it's not in the sun mentality.

Lewis on May 19, 2019


The great and the powerful.

DAVIDPD on May 20, 2019

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