Bud Watch Party ~ Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Sunday, December 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Friday, December 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Sunday, December 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 12:00am
  • Virtual Event -- Access Info Below
A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet

A stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity's massive reengineering of the planet by the multiple-award-winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier & Edward Burtyns. Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a years-in-the-making feature documentary narrated by Alicia Vikander. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, 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.

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.

Nominated for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival. Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival.

Stream the 87-minute film at the link. You'll need to log on to Kanopy to watch for free with your library card.

Run Time: 

87 min.

About Bud's Watch Party

During this time while we're staying safer at home, Bud Werner Memorial Library is organizing special opportunities to share some of the newest documentaries you might have seen in Library Hall. Instead, we're watching them online, virtually together at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience and maybe even put our isolated heads together for some thought-provoking brainstorming and solutions.