Directed by Steve Bradshaw | UK-Kenya-Norway-Switzerland | 2015 | 93 mins



Friday, March 24, 2017
7:00 pm | CMOA Theater, Carnegie Museum of Art



  • Panel discussion with Reid Frazier, Reporter & Producer at The Allegheny Front, Dr. Joylette Portlock, President of Communitopia, and Steve Tonsor, Director of Science and Research at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
  • Food Reception

CO-PRESENTED BY: Carnegie Nexus

CO-SPONSORED BY: CMU’s Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research

PROMOTIONAL PARTNER: Sustainability Pioneers


“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.


  • Cleveland International Film Festival, 2016, Global Health Competition Best Film Nominee


  • CPH: DOX Copenhagen International Film Festival 2015
  • Official Selection Cleveland International Film Festival 2016
  • Official Selection Melbourne Transitional Festival
  • Official Selection Washington DC Environmental Film Festival 2016


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.