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ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH (additional screening)

Shared Planet The Bigger Picture Youth Programme

27 September 2019 | 8:00pm - 10:00pm

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Centre For Contemporary Arts (CCA)
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free – £8

Film Synopsis: ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch

Director: J.Baichwal, N. de Pencier, E. Burtynsky | Countries of production: Canada | Year: 2018 | Length: 87 min
Language: English, Cantonese, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Italian, Russian with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

In their follow-up to Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark (TOAFF14), photographer Edward Burtynsky and his artistic collaborators Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de pencier offer a cinematic meditation on the way human activity has reshaped the Earth.

Whether or not one adheres to the concept of the Anthropocene, which seeks to recognise the “human signature” on the Earth’s geology and has raised vigorous and passionate international debate, the sheer scale of our massive reengineering of the surface of our planet is brought to light in astonishing perspective in this stunning documentary.

Spanning numerous countries, Anthropocene lays bare the gashes, wounds and irreparable marks of industrialisation and extraction, revealing how our mania for conquest defines our relationship to the Earth — and how we have created a global epidemic.



Beyond the Screen

Due to huge demand we have extended the capacity for our screening of Anthropocene: The Human Epoch and will be showing the film in the CCA Cinema as well as the theatre! The screening in the cinema will start at 20:00 and be introduced by our Chair Lisa Stewart-Hough, but there will be no discussion following the screening.

Due to technical issues and despite our best efforts to resolve these, this screening will not have closed captions. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause – if this means you are no longer able to attend the event, please get in touch with us at festivalassistant@takeoneaction.org.uk.
For a list of our upcoming accessible screenings please visit: http://bit.ly/TOAFF19_CC

Booking Information

To make our events more accessible we are introducing a “sliding scale” ticket policy at all our non-cinema venues: audiences choose what to pay based on personal circumstances, on a scale from £0 to £8. All we ask is that you be honest with yourself and your financial situation. For full information on each price level please read our guide here.

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