From Kenyan children picking through plastic waste to swathes of Germany laid waste for coal mining, a film shows why we are in a new, human-created epoch

burning tusks
Ivory burning in Kenya: at least traders couldn’t sell those tusks

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Anthropocene: The human epoch by Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky and Nicholas de Pencier. For release details, see theanthropocene.org/film

“THIS film was shot without a traditional script,” runs a statement after the credits of Anthropocene: The human epoch. It is there just in case there is any doubt left after viewing a film outside the usual norms.

Whenever the film-makers set up in a mine or near a landfill, they waited for a story to unfold. In bearing witness and not leading …

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