The proposed new name for our current geological epoch, the Anthropocene is characterized by the profound and lasting changes humans have made to the Earth and its systems. From terraforming of the planet’s surface for mining, urbanization and agriculture to the overwhelming accumulation of technofossils such as concrete and plastic, from elevated extinction rates and biodiversity loss to rising sea levels and ocean acidification, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using high end production values and state of the art camera techniques to document the evidence of humanity’s massive re-engineering of our planet.
At the intersection of art and science, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch witnesses a critical moment in geological history — offering a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species’ breadth and impact. The film invites viewers to take a step back from the frenetic pace of progress in the 21st century and reflect on our place in geological time and planetary scale. Hopefully, with introspection and self-examination comes a shift in consciousness, leading to a drive for change towards a sustainable future. Ideal outcomes include lifestyle modification, increased political and community engagement, activism and philanthropy.