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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a movie starring Alicia Vikander. Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet.

Other Titles
Antropocen - människans epok, Anthropocène: L'époque humaine, Antropocen: Epoka czlowieka, Antropocenas: zmogaus era, Antropocene - L'epoca umana
Running Time
1 hours 27 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Nicholas de Pencier, Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky
Writer
Jennifer Baichwal
Actors
Alicia Vikander
Country
Canada
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet.

Comments about documentary «Anthropocene: The Human Epoch» (15)

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Juan

This film is part documentary, part reality show and part movie. It presents the work of anthropologist Jane Goodall, who specializes in the study of chimpanzees. The audience watches Goodall in an extraordinary show of evolution and social life. In some of her experiments, she shows the chimpanzees to have learned how to communicate, to hunt, to form friendships and even how to breed a litter of chimpanzees. Goodall makes a successful and totally unprecedented discovery in Africa and lives her life in the most unusual conditions imaginable. It is obvious that the audience expects a lot from the director of this documentary and also the people who work with Goodall. As the subject is very interesting, it is also very hard to follow. The documentary is quite long, sometimes very boring. We see a lot of anthropologists and natural scientists as well as the director of the BBC, but we are never sure if they are really following Goodall or have some kind of agenda. The film could have been a great documentary, but we see Goodall making an unusual and radical discovery.

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Tammy V.

I think the film is a bit too broad and unclear at times. I thought it was a great attempt, but its a bit too focused. It also just felt too clear at times. I think its a good idea for a filmmaker to be able to tell a story without ever showing a lot of footage. I like that a lot. I think this is a great idea for an adaptation. I think it would have been a great film if they had gone with more of a documentary-style style. The idea of the film is to tell the story of one of the major features of the human race: our overpopulation. There are different points of view on this, but it is mainly an issue of overpopulation. I think that people who would like this idea can learn a lot from it. It is also a great topic for a film to be about. It's just like telling a great story: you get to show more footage and create a great story for more people to watch. Overall, I think it is a great film and it was a good film. It was pretty interesting to me. It is a good idea for a film to be based on one of the major features of our own overpopulation. I think it is also a great idea to tell a great story for more people to watch. Overall, I think it is a great film. It was a good film and I like it. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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Joseph Ferguson

The Human Epoch is a collection of interviews with some of the people, organisations and places in this epoch, that are known for their scientific work. At the same time it is a collection of old images that was shot in the past to celebrate the end of this epoch. The interviews are not as straight forward as the work of a documentary and not as polished as a science documentary, as much of the interviews are done by the scientists themselves. But they are very nice and very informative. The English voice overs are very good, and the film is well edited, the editing is like a documentary but it is also more formal. The interviews are at the same time brief and calm, and a little bit rushed, but it is balanced. The most interesting aspect of the Human Epoch is that it has it has a definite narrative, and that is what makes it very interesting, this is the most complicated period in the history of the Earth and is a major aspect of the Anthropocene. And that is the reason why this is a good documentary and what is worth watching it. It does not aim to be a deep history study but it is good for an overview of some interesting things that are happening in the Anthropocene.

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Gregory P.

This film is a fascinating look at the history of mankind and the rise and fall of the human race. The documentary has a good mix of interviews with scientists and experts, and short videos of science fiction movies. It is a great introduction to the history of the human race, and is a good introduction to the history of science. It is well made, and well worth watching.

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Martha Gomez

As a bodybuilder and a vegan, I watched this documentary (with subtitles) several times because I needed a new perspective on the animal products I eat. This documentary took me back to my childhood and is a beautiful look into what we used to eat and how animals are treated in a meat factory. I was surprised to see so many human meat eaters in the crowd. I'm a vegan, but I could see many people getting their kicks from animal products. In fact, I would recommend this documentary to anyone who would like to learn more about the animal product industry.

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Lauren

I'm going to try to keep this spoiler-free review short and sweet. This movie is really great. It has a good balance of drama and science and has a lot of humor. It is well-made, with good production values. The acting is great, and the script is solid. The music is nice and fits the movie perfectly. It has a few plot holes, but overall, it's a great movie. I really enjoyed it. I recommend it.

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Christopher Carpenter

The Anthropocene is a brief and intriguing look at human activity, which is an inevitable consequence of humanity's role in shaping the Earth and everything around us. Director Christopher Moeller, who previously made the great documentary "Paleofauna: A Celebration of Life," mixes that documentary's psychedelic style with an inside look at the scientific breakthroughs and societal shifts that were taking place at the time. It was easy to appreciate the change in the distribution of food and how each civilization was increasingly using technologies to make food more available for all, rather than concentrating on agriculture for some reason. As more countries shifted away from the agricultural model, more of the world's population had access to greater food production, but that doesn't mean the human population has been growing as quickly as in other times. To have a good picture of the pace of human population growth, Moeller opted to focus on two populations: those that were in the midst of a population boom and those that were still waiting to experience that boom. For the population boom group, he had the great pleasure of interviewing a couple of the most celebrated human-trafficking activists, Amita Swarga and Maria Bernstein. Swarga had recently published her book "Living Slum to Square Mile: Migrant Women in Modern Capitalism." Bernstein's mother was an American and her son, a Swiss refugee, was recently set free by his wife, who had been killed by the refugees. Moeller uses the framing device of seeing the movie through the eyes of these two women, who worked with the UNHCR to set up safe passage routes and pay for the evacuation of a family that had been stuck in Syria for more than a year. They were then taken to safety, where they were married, and where they remained until the year 2080. In the time that has passed, a total of five women and two children have chosen to remain in Syria to work with the refugees. There are, of course, a lot of challenges ahead of them. The biggest one is the sheer volume of refugees in Syria and the ongoing conflict. There are many tens of millions of displaced people around the world, many of them being taken into other countries. In the meantime, many of them are fighting for their lives, because they have been separated from their families, or have no living family members. If these women and children can continue to survive the dangers of these countries, it could give them an opportunity to rebuild a normal life. It's hard to imagine what will become of them. A very strong movie. Not as well-produced as Moeller's other documentaries, but I believe the filmmaking skills were still there.

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Larry F.

When I found this film, I was intrigued. A friend of mine recommended it and so I downloaded the VHS version and watched it. I was at first disappointed but found the main subject interesting. The film covers the few important points and frames the topic with a lot of time. This is not a documentary that will cover all issues, but focuses on the human aspect of the problem. It focuses more on humans and less on the environment, but also on a lot of people and the effects on them. The themes of the movie are: 1. Human Impact on the Environment (the environment) - their effects, the human impact, and so on. 2. Human Impact on People (the environment) - the human impact on the people, the people's impacts on the environment, and so on. 3. Human Impact on Nature (the environment) - the human impact on nature, the people's impacts on the environment, and so on. The conclusion of the movie was different from my expectations. I was looking for a linear approach to the topic and it isn't linear, it's very much multi-sided. I was surprised that this film was not just a docu-drama and focused on a single aspect. The film covers some interesting points and gives some new perspectives to other issues and ideas. Overall, I recommend this movie and I hope it will be widely available in the near future. I would say that it is not a documentary for everyone but if you can put aside your prejudice towards the film and just watch it because it is good, it's great.

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Ann J.

I first came across this documentary at a film festival in Amsterdam, and I was totally amazed by it. It is an extremely well made and well-executed documentary, about the human population and its impact on the planet, and on the human species. I have watched it several times, and it never gets boring. It is well-done, and has some very informative points that you won't see in any other documentary. It is also very funny, and at times very serious, and it is a very interesting and well-made documentary, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone, especially people who are interested in the human population and the planet.

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Linda Baker

A very well-done documentary, very well researched and very well made. I would have liked to see more in depth interviews with the scientists, but they were very well done. It is a very good example of how to present a scientific study without making it sound like a sensationalized documentary. I would also like to see the time line of the climate change and the effects of human activity on it. It is a good thing to have the scientific studies that explain the current situation, but it would be nice to see more in depth interviews with the scientists and the people who are involved in it. I think the more interviews that are included, the better it will be. I think this documentary would have been better if it had been released in theaters. There is not a lot of action, and the interviews are limited to a few minutes. This is a good documentary, but not a great documentary. I give it a 9 out of 10.

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Larry B.

As someone who also studies biotechnology and life extension, I believe we need to take this documentary seriously. The presentation of the issues and the discussion of the science, is well done and must be seen by everyone who wants to understand the impact of global warming. The lack of information about the effects of global warming is not helped by the way it is presented, and in most of the cases it is misleading. On the contrary, the information is clearly stated, and we need to be more informed and stay informed. Many of the questions raised about climate change have been answered in many of the other documentaries. Even the documentary seems to provide a lot of information, but a lot of the topics are not clarified at all. It is therefore difficult to believe that some of the scientists interviewed are not aware of the issue, and yet some of the researchers seem to have the illusion that the effects of global warming are only due to global warming. There is also the problem of the people who may not have the best knowledge about the consequences of climate change, but should still be prepared to be taken seriously. There are many important scientific questions, such as how should we reduce the greenhouse effect and how can we continue to extract carbon from the atmosphere, and the answers are often not given in the documentary. Also the issue of the human contribution to climate change is not dealt with. It is difficult to give a satisfactory answer to the scientific questions, but I think that the main issue is the implementation of regulations that would deal with the possible consequences of climate change. The documentary also shows that there are serious ethical and legal issues. There is no doubt that climate change and human health are important issues, and even if the answers given are not very satisfactory, the main issue is the protection of the environment. The documentary is a good way of explaining the science of climate change. If you want to know more about the science, watch the other documentaries.

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Kimberly C.

The director of this film was at last nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. The film is based on a review of a documentary made for the UN by professor Fred Pearce in 2001. It is set in the 1960s. Dr Pearce has studied elephants at Sandawe Park in Kenya, Africa. Some animals have been classified as an endangered species. Dr Pearce discusses the situation with William (Sam Neill), a scientist from the University of Leicester, UK. The elephant population has increased over the last thirty years to 1.7 million animals. Some families eat elephant meat, some eat raw meat, and others kill the animals for food. Dr Pearce points out that the meat is very lean, and the elephant meat is the best. The animals don't live very long, and die of starvation. Dr Pearce has researched the relation between the growth of the population of elephants and climate change. The population is now increasing due to the expansion of the agricultural production in Africa. Dr Pearce has studied the relation between the growth of the population and global warming. The film shows the change of the elephant population as a result of human activity. Dr Pearce studied the effects of burning the forest to create crops for a population of one million. Dr Pearce's research suggests that the increase of population is not caused by food production, but by burning the forest to increase the crop yields. The meat is of good quality, but the elephant meat is very lean. Dr Pearce has discussed his findings in a public meeting, and it is widely distributed. People from around the world are interested in Dr Pearce's research. Dr Pearce is also planning to make a documentary on the change of population with his colleague from the University of Leicester, Professor Ian Hamilton. The director, Derek Richards, told the BBC that he did not want to make a film about global warming, he wanted to show the effects of population growth. It is probably interesting to see that he decided to do the research himself. The elephant population has been increasing in spite of a warming climate. The film has been shown at many places in Africa. I have seen it at Oxford and Durban. I know it is very popular there. There are also screenings in Hong Kong and Vancouver. It is a very interesting film, based on a very interesting study. It is a good movie for everyone, regardless of their opinion about global warming. There are some very good arguments on both sides of the argument. It is a very interesting movie, but I am afraid that I do not agree with the conclusions that the film is giving.

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Peter

The subject of the film is absolutely taboo. This film makes it even more taboo. This film was a bit slow to start but it really picks up from that point. Once it starts it doesn't stop. It's a story of the rise and fall of the dinosaurs and how humans are caught up in that chain of events. The "author" who was in charge of the film's script is a bit shaky at times. I'm not sure if this was intentional or not. It didn't make me feel any better but I did feel like I was paying attention to what was going on. I'm glad it wasn't that bad. It is a bit too slow at times but the overall story is a good one. I thought the author was great, he managed to capture the epic nature of the subject. He also managed to make a film that is interesting and worth watching. I loved how it was divided into three parts. Part 1 is for the American audience. Part 2 is for people who don't know much about dinosaurs. and Part 3 is for those who know a little about dinosaurs. I think part 1 will get the most attention because there is so much attention given to dinosaurs and what is going on. The Americans and the Asian countries might have a little different understanding of dinosaurs and will be able to take the story in a different direction but the Americans are definitely going to have a bit more trouble understanding the film. All in all I think it was a good film. I don't think it's going to win an Oscar for the best film but I don't think it's going to be bad either. It's a good film, it's not a great film but I still enjoyed it. I think it's good because I think it captures the nature of dinosaurs better than most films that have been made in this field. I don't think it's bad because I think it's still interesting and a good story. If you're into this subject then I think this film is worth watching.

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Diana B.

This is a very interesting documentary. I was not prepared for how well it would be made. This is a documentary, and a good one at that. There is no big news here, just a short summary of the last 10 years. It is a good thing that the filmmaker doesn't try to be a scientist, because there is no way that they could have done the documentary without a scientific background. What is the purpose of this documentary? It is to tell the story of what is happening to our planet and how we can make a difference. The film is not only about the effects of global warming, but also about the effects of our own actions, and what we can do to help. The film is an eye-opener, but it is not a documentary. It is a collection of interviews, and a simple narrative. There are some interviews with scientists, but it is not a documentary, because they are not scientists, and they are not in a position to comment on the film. I would recommend this film to everyone, because it is a great story about the future of our planet.

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Austin

Although the anthropocene is a concept which has become a catch phrase in recent times, the rise of an industrial society that has made the transition to a post-industrial society are not new ideas. I'm not saying that the earth and its inhabitants should be completely left alone but we do have a responsibility to live within our means and leave some areas untouched and some aspects of our nature untouched too. The ideas behind the global warming discussion is to not get too concerned with how it affects us personally, but to give this planet the chance to recover from the ravages it has been subjected to. The question then becomes, are we prepared to take this planet back from industrial society and leave the environment for the wild? If not then we'll have a long and nasty life together. This documentary focuses on the world leaders who have agreed to a global agreement on emissions cuts and energy transformation for the years 2050, which is currently being discussed in the World Summit in Paris. As the narrator explains, the Earth's last ice age ended 100,000 years ago and from then onwards, we've been getting increasingly violent. The industrial revolution began in Europe and the US, and the rise of industrial capitalism from the late 1800s onwards has created the conditions for conflict between nations, ethnicity and religious differences and for strife between nations in the world. How do we live within our means and leave some of the Earth's natural resources untouched, and how do we deal with environmental degradation that is now as much a part of our lives as hunger and disease? As the two largest economies in the world, the US and China are responsible for much of the Earth's surface that has been made accessible to industrial civilisation, and as such they're leading the way in reducing their emissions. I'm not saying that the USA is a shining example of environmental leadership. But by reducing emissions, they're leading the way in taking a step towards global environmental governance, and will be looking to the rest of the world to follow suit. The documentary comes across as more like a regular documentary than an astro-chic one. Its rhetoric is very linear, with a lot of music and quotes used to build up the narrative. It could have done with less repetition and more voice-over, but the story is good and I certainly did not dislike the documentary. Overall, the movie does a good job of building up the emotional connection to the topics that are discussed. It does this in a simple way, without a lot of long speeches, and a good flow of ideas that are covered by a lot of images. The one complaint I have about the film is that I'm not convinced that the emphasis on things like human rights and economic growth in the film is balanced, as it does feel that some issues are treated far too lightly. It also seems that the film covers far too much, but I'm not sure if this is an intentional ploy to make it seem as 'deep' as possible. Overall, this is a good movie and I think is one to see on the big screen, especially if you're looking for something with a deeper message. I'm not sure if I'll see it again, but the one thing I can say is that if you're a fan of the director or