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Country: KENYA, NORWAY, SWITZERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Run Time: 95 minutes
Are we living in a new epoch? While many think we are still in the Holocene period of the geologic timescale, a growing number of scientists are now proposing that we are in fact living in the Anthropocene. For those unfamiliar with the lingo of geology, this concept means human activity is the driving force of our Earth’s ecosystems; what we do has altered our landscape and influenced changes within our soil, deep into the rock strata. It’s believed to have begun nearly 6,000 years ago when agriculture shifted due to a vast expansion in human population. Popularized by Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen, the term is hotly debated within the scientific community. Opponents cite a lack of clear evidence, while proponents stress its importance in changing our attitudes about how we affect the environment. This incredibly engaging documentary lays out the vision of the Anthropocene through the eyes of stratigraphers in the field. Its beautiful and stylish cinematography is just as poignant as its crucial message. ANTHROPOCENE makes geology accessible, educating and captivating viewers with a fascinatingly unique approach. –E.F.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 11:50 AM
Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 2:10 PM
Friday, April 08, 2016 at 7:10 PM
Global Health Competition
Alex Gabbay, Magne Ostby, Stefano Cassini