Filmography: _Documentary: _Manufactured Landscapes

Edward Burtynsky
Manufactured Landscapes

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Feature Documentary



90 minutes

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[Trailer: Manufactured Landscape: (.mov) 2:02min]


A factory that makes 20 million irons a year. A dam which razed 13 cities to the ground and displaced over a million people. A city where skyscrapers stretch back as far as the eye can see. These are the subjects for renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky’s camera. Manufactured Landscapes travels with him through China, witnessing that country's massive industrial revolution and visiting sites never before seen in the West. The film, like his stunning and disturbing photographs, meditates on human impact on the planet without trying to reach simplistic judgments or resolutions. In the process, it shifts our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it.


"An extraordinarily haunting, beautiful, insightful, touching and thought-provoking movie."
Al Gore


★★★★★ (out of 5)
Eye Magazine


"Eye-popping masterpiece... Jennifer Baichwal has outdone herself with this new film."
Marc Glassman @ The Movies


NNNN/Critic's Pick "One of the things Baichwal does in the film is give us a look at what China's industrial revolution means, and its scale is staggering. The monumental opening dolly shot through a modern factory space has an almost Godard-like grandeur."
John Harkness, NOW Magazine


★★★★ (out of 4) "An extraordinary fusion of style and subject"
Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star