The third in Baichwal and Burtynsky’s epic environmental trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), is both magnificent in scope and frightening in subject.
The film explores a new period of human dominance and impact over the planet we inhabit, where fossils to be discovered thousands of years from now are of human manufacture. It is a world where whole towns are situated in landscapes that are actually enormous rubbish dumps with roads running through valleys of garbage. From concrete seawalls in China that cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to our own Great Barrier Reef, this stunning big-screen experience is something to behold.
From its opening where we see 20,000 illegally poached elephant tusks destroyed and we are asked to consider what 10,000 elephants may look like, this fabulous documentary compels us to consider our position, our power, our impact and our responsibility.
DIRECTED BYJENNIFER BAICHWAL, EDWARD BURTYNSKY, 2018/87MIN
SCREENING: SUN 7, 6PM, LUNA |MON 8, 2PM, SX | SUN 14, 4PM, LUNA
Screens with JUDAS COLLAR