Is this our last chance?
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Salt Ankara

December 20, 2019 20.00

Anthropocene Thehumanepoch 2018 Florida’da fosfor atıklarının yığıldığı bir bölge, 2012. Fotoğraf © Edward Burtynsky, Howard Greenberg Gallery ve Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York / Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco izniyle.
A phosphor tailings pond in Florida, 2012. Photo © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York / Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco.
Goethe-Institut Ankara

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018)
Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier
87 minutes
English, Russian, Italian, German, Mandarin, and Cantonese; Turkish and English subtitles

Concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, the closed city of Norilsk that is home to the world’s largest heavy metal smelting complex, the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and surreal lithium evaporation ponds in the Atacama Desert… At the intersection of art and science, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018) examines evidence and experience of human planetary domination.

Third in a trilogy, the documentary follows the 10-year research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group, who argue that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century due to humanity’s profound impact on the earth. Filmed in 43 locations spanning 20 countries and six continents, this cinematic meditation received an honorable mention for the Pare Lorentz Award at the International Documentary Association Awards 2019.

*According to the United Nations World Population Prospects 2019 report published last June: The world’s population is projected to grow from 7.7 billion in 2019 to 8.5 billion in 2030, and further to 9.7 billion in 2050, and to 10.9 billion in 2100.

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