A masterful collaboration by documentarians Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier.
A world class documentary that is equally stunning and disturbing. Surreal and sobering. The mind boggling cinematography by legendary photographer Edward Burtynsky was the stunning part. The disturbing part was everything else. It showcases to great effect our unprecedented impact on planet Earth to date.
And there was a lot to be captured. And there is a lot to be fearful for. And there is a lot to change…if we still can.
A short synopsis: scenes of almost inconceivable scale such as monolithic machines hell-bent on terraforming their surroundings, land-fill sites staffed by thousands, heaps of elephant tusks piled high and set aflame, concrete seawalls lining China’s coastline, on and on. Only some of the things humans are responsible for that endanger and change the structure of the planet.
I knew it wouldn’t be a feel-good film. But it was a necessary one. Which brings me to this famous quote:
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