Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Canada, 2018, 87 min, Colour

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.



Jennifer Baichwal,Nicholas de PencierEdward Burtynsky


Nicholas de Pencier


Nicholas de Pencier


Roland Schlimme


David Rose


Jennifer Baichwal has been directing and producing documentaries for over 25 years. Her films The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia, Manufactured Landscapes, and Payback all played at the Sundance Film Festival. Nicholas de Pencier is an award-winning director, producer, and director of photography working in film, performing arts, and installation. His films include Manufactured Landscapes, Watermark, Black Code, and Long Time Running. Photographer Edward Burtynsky is known for his large-scale images of industrial landscapes. His work is in the collections of over 60 museums around the world.


Canada, 2018, TIFF, Toronto,

TIFF, Toronto, Canada 2018 -

United Kingdom, 2019, Sheffield Doc/Fest,

Sheffield Doc/Fest, United Kingdom 2019 -

United States, 2019, Sundance,

Sundance, United States 2019 -

Germany, 2019, Berlinale,

Berlinale, Germany 2019 -

Canada, 2018, VIFF Vancouver,

VIFF Vancouver, Canada 2018 -


Mercury Films Inc.