Directed by Steve Bradshaw | UK-Kenya-Norway-Switzerland | 2015 | 93 mins
CO-PRESENTED BY: Carnegie Nexus
PROMOTIONAL PARTNER: Sustainability Pioneers
ABOUT THE FILM
“This is an excellent film with beautiful pictures and authentic interviews. Thanks to the filmmakers for a tremendous job and compelling introduction to the Anthropocene”
– Professor Paul J. Crutzen, Atmospheric Chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry
“This eye-opening documentary examines how humans have impacted the earth and what we and future generations can do to help reverse the negatives”
- Bill Guentzler Artistic Director of the Cleveland International Film Festival
In this eco-documentary, a collection of award winning stills, archival footage, and interviews with world-renowned scholars, are used to debate how mankind has changed the earth in the new geological Epoch – the Anthropocene. Earth’s history unfolds before us as scientists dissect and define the current biological age in which human activity is the dominant influence on earth’s environment. When we consider the argument that humans have created an artificial planet, and thus their own geological layer, the question remains: What comes next? As the first film on this topic, Anthropocene explores the political, social, and behavioral implications of human interference on the planet.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
British filmmaker Steve Bradshaw is an Emmy-winning filmmaker and journalist with over twenty years of pioneering work in TV and radio. He has produced radio documentaries on global warming, politics, medicine, and the genocide in Rwanda. Bradshaw was the only UK journalist to make a primetime film about the case against the war in Iraq. He is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and also produced and directed his own films for TVE / BBC World and BBC Radio 4.