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Film Screening: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Friday, March 5, 2021
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Storrs Campus
Zoom webinar

A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, "Anthropocene: The Human Epoch" is a feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and international acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky. 1hr 29min.

This 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.

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 surreal lithium evaporation ponds in the Atacama desert, 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 domination.

After the film Eleanor Ouimet, Assistant Professor in Residence of Anthropology at UConn, will give a short commentary on the film based on her work and answer questions. She is an environmental anthropologist who studies human-environment interactions, cross-cultural conservation practices, community response to natural hazards and the effects of climate change, and the links between culture, history, economics, environmental ethics and resource management.

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This event is sponsored by The William Benton Museum of Art and co-sponsored by EcoHouse and UConn Reads.


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