A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet. From concrete seawalls in China that cover 60% of the coast, the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, and the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia, these filmmakers have traversed the globe using high-end-production values and state-of-the-art camera techniques to document evidence and experience of human planetary domination.
Official Selection: Toronto, Sundance, Berlin
“…it is important to remind people – again and again and again – that we can’t continue to treat the planet like this.”
— The Hollywood Reporter
International Documentary Competition
Directors Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas De Pencier, Edward Burtynsky
Producer Nicholas De Pencier
2018 | Canada | 87 mins | Documentary