WWU's Center for Canadian-American Studies to co-host screening of 'Anthropocene' Oct. 5

anthropocene movie poster features huge open pit mine
Western Washington University's Center for Canadian-American Studies will co-host a screening of the Canadian documentary, "Anthropocene: The Human Epoch" at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in Downtown Bellingham. The screening, part of the Pickford's 'Doctober' event, will coincide with 115 other theaters showing the film across the nation as part of the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is the 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-20th century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.

From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60 percent 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.

Brandon Lee, Consul General of Canada (Seattle) will open the event and Kona Ongoy of Western's Huxley College of the Environment will lead a discussion of the film.

Purchase tickets in advance at: www.pickfordfilmcenter.org/anthropocene-the-human-epoch/.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Event Date

"Anthropocene: The Human Epoch" at the Pickford