Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas

Anthropocene

 

Year: 2015
Country: KENYA, NORWAY, SWITZERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Run Time: 95 minutes

Anthropocene
Anthropocene
Anthropocene

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.

CIFF40 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Friday, April 08, 2016 at 7:10 PM

Competition
Global Health Competition

Director
Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw is a British journalist, director, and producer known for his work with the BBC. In the 1970s he pioneered a casual style of current affairs radio with his show, Breakthrough. He is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Filmography
ANTHROPOCENE (2015)

Producer
Jenny Richards

Cinematography
Alex Gabbay, Magne Ostby, Stefano Cassini

Editing
Sotira Kyriacou

Print Source

Community Partner

Northeast Ohio Sierra Club

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