Canada, 2018, 87' 

The second outcome of the collaboration of film directors  Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier with photographer Edward Burtynsky, this film explores the idea of a new geological era that, with the impact of humankind on nature and on the Earth in general, marks the end of the Holocene. The three filmmakers set out for a four-year-long journey across five continents following an international team of researchers who are studying the changes occurred in the past centuries in order to document the effects of human activities on the planet. What comes out is a majestic, chilling portrayal of a planet on the edge of extinction: climate emergency, uncontrolled urbanization, air and sea pollution, deforestation, exploitation of raw material deposits, the extermination of animals and of plant biodiversity - a plethora of signs of a disaster that goes unheeded. An apocalypse that seems distant in time and space, but instead is our concern, as evidenced – among others – by the shots filmed in the Carrara marble quarries and in Venice, submerged by the high tide.

The event is finished.

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 12 Nov 2022
  • Time: 4:00


Cinema Stensen
Cinema Stensen - Viale Don Giovanni Minzoni, 25c, 50129 Florence
Nicholas de Pencier, Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky


Nicholas de Pencier, Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky

Jennifer Baichwal has been directing and producing documentaries for 25 years. Her last project, The Anthropocene Project, includes a touring exhibition, an art book, an educational program and a feature documentary film, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018). She has been a Director of the Board of the Toronto International Film Festival since 2016. Into the Weeds is Baichwal’s tenth feature documentary. Nicholas de Pencier is a documentary director, producer, and director of photography. With Jennifer Baichwal, he was the producer and director of photography of Watermark (2013), Manufactured Landscapes (2006), and co-director of Long Time Running (2017). The Anthropocene Project, de Pencier’s most recent collaboration with Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky. He is currently in production on a four-part documentary. Edward Burtynsky is a contemporary photographer. His works are included in the collections of over 60 major museums around the world, including the MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, among others. Burtynsky produced the award-winning documentary trilogy, Jennifer Baichwal's Manufactured Landscapes (2006), Watermark (2013) and Anthropocene (2018).

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