[sust-mar] Film Screening in Lunenburg- Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Marion Moore marionm12 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 11:34:01 EST 2019

The South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians is pleased to present
the screening of the film:

*Anthropocene:  The Human Epoch *on Friday, February 22 at 7:00pm at
Central United Church, Lunenburg.

 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.

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

>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 high end production values and state of the art camera
techniques to document evidence and experience of human planetary

At the intersection of art and science, *Anthropocene: The Human Epoch*
witnesses in an experiential and non-didactic sense a critical moment in
geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of
our species’ breadth and impact.

A moderated discussion will follow the screening.  All welcome. Admission
is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to cover costs.

*Film Screening:  Anthropocene: The Human Epoch*

*Friday, February 22nd, 7pm-9pm*

*For more info:  902. 527.2928 or southshore.coc at gmail.com
<southshore.coc at gmail.com> *
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