Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Friday 05 April 2019, 07:00pm
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Contact: 905-372-2210

anthropocenePrepare to be awed and humbled. Blue Dot Northumberland, the Council of Canadians Northumberland Chapter, Sustainable Cobourg and The Loft are proud to present this astonishing documentary on Friday, April 5 at 7:00 pm, and Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 pm at The Loft in Cobourg.

The Friday screening will be followed by a discussion with energy-systems and sustainability expert Ralph Torrie; co-producer Nicholas de Pencier will host a Q&A after the Saturday matinee.

The third collaboration of a remarkable team of Canadians – awarding-winning photographer Edward Burtynsky and acclaimed filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier – this documentary continues their exploration of industrialization and extraction in astonishing scale and perspective. The trio embarked on an epic journey around the world (to every continent save Antarctica) to capture staggering evidence of human influence.

Filmed over three years in 20 countries and 43 locations, Anthropocene takes viewers where no camera has gone before – to psychedelic potash mines in Russia, ivory tusk infernos in Kenya, bizarrely beautiful lithium ponds in the Atacama Desert, into the maw of German land-eating machines and the vast Lagos landfill – it’s like an acid trip revealing the immensity of human impact on the planet.

What next? Talk about it. Take action. “We hope this documentary will ignite conversations about our human right to a healthy environment,” says Faye McFarlane of Blue Dot Northumberland. “Ultimately, the goal is to legislate environmental rights for all Canadians.”

Tickets: $12
Online at Concert Hall at Victoria Hall Box Office
Friday    Saturday 
or phone 905-372-2210 or in person.

Check out the trailer here:

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Location: Cobourg Loft