SUMMIT 72





FILM ARCHIVE 2016-2021


February 18, 2021
The 18th Annual Canada Human Rights Watch Film Festival runs from February 18-22, and we are honoured to be this year's festival co-chairs. This year's festival is entirely virtual and free to stream across Canada. Head to the Hotdocs website for the full lineup!


April 22, 2020
Immerse yourself with the Anthropocene Project on Canadian Film Day and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Tune in to ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch on CRAVE 1 at 6:00p.m. EST, or tune into tiff_net at 7:00 p.m. EST for a live conversation with Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, or experience the WeAreTVO broadcast premiere of the film at 9:00 p.m. EST!

And if you're in the U.S. Kino Lorber and Kanopy have partnered to bring you the film for FREE (no library card required!) on Kanopy from April 22-29.

No access to the film? We've got some amazing FREE experiences for you available at theanthropocene.org/interactive


March 31, 2020
Our much-anticipated Anthropocene Education Program is now LIVE and available for FREE in both English and French via Canadian Geographic Education's brand new online classroom. The Anthropocene Education Program presents an opportunity for students to learn the history and science behind the Anthropocene and understand just how much humans are changing Earth’s natural systems. The Program incorporates immersive technology such as augmented and virtual reality, interactive photography and film. Students will be taken on a one-of-a-kind journey that encourages a thoughtful understanding of different human-environment interactions around the world. We hope this helps support distance learning initiatives during these unprecedented times
Photos: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic

February 16, 2020
We are honoured to announce that Nicholas de Pencier has received a nomination for the IMAGO International Award for Best Cinematography in documentary for Anthropocene Project. More wind in the sails for the film’s environmental message!


February 15, 2020
The Anthropocene museum exhibition opened on February 14, at Malmö Museums, Sweden and will remain open to the public until June 7, 2020. The chairman of the Culture Committee Frida Trollmyr opens the exhibition. Also in attendance are Museum Manager Mats Fastrup, Canada's ambassador to Sweden, Heather Grant, and the exhibition's artists Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier
Photos: Julia Johnston

November 25, 2019
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced their nominees in Documentary and Television for their 34th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards. We are honored to announce that Nicholas de Pencier is one of the nominees for this award for Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

November 21, 2019
Nicholas de Pencier, Jennifer Baichwal, and Edward Burtynsky received the Royal Canadian Geographic Society's Gold Medal for the Anthropocene Project, on the occasion of the society's 90th anniversary
Image: @anthropocene


November 15, 2019
The Anthropocene museum exhibition will be travelling to the Malmö Museum, Sweden, in the new year, open to the public from February 15 - June 7, 2020.
Image: @anthropocene

October 28, 2019
The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) has announced the winners for the 18th annual DGC Awards; and we are honoured to be the winners of the Allan King Award 2019 for Excellence in Documentary - Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Image: @DGCTalent

September 12, 2019
Swim Drink Fish has released their new water safety video featuring guitarist Rob Baker of Tragically Hip, where he outlines six things everyone should do at the pier. You can learn those tips on Swim Drink Fish or Great Lakes Guide website. You can also read the story behind this video on Lake Ontario Waterkeeper website here

September 6, 2019

The brand new Rheostatics music video from their latest album Here Come the Wolves, directed by Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier just came out and is available at Soundscape’s window. Find out more on Six Shooter Page to find your format. + here


September 6, 2019
The film, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch, is being released in the US on September 25 to coincide with the UN Climate Action Summit and Climate Week NYC. On that date, the film's distributor, Kino Lorber, in partnership with Kanopy has planned a nationwide screening event with the film set to screen in over 115 theatres and more being added daily in cities across the US simultaneously. To check the current list of theatres and those being added visit this link.

On the evening of September 25, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch film will screen at IFC Center in New York followed by a panel discussion with Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky moderated by Oscar-nominated actor and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity Edward Norton. The New York screening will be an affiliate event of Climate Week NYC with promotional support from the U.N. Climate Group, Global Citizen, the Consulate General of Canada in New York, and more.

ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch will also have a screening in Los Angeles, followed by a panel discussion with the co-directors, and Edward Norton moderating on September 27 at American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica at 7:30 p.m.

To wrap up Climate Week, there will be a third and final event and reception in San Francisco on September 29 starting at 1:00 pm with a screening at the Castro Theatre followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers moderated by Stewart Brand. This event is in partnership with the Long Now Foundation.  

Photos: Courtesy of The Anthropocene Project Photo: Julia Johnston


August 18, 2019
The Anthropocene exhibition at MAST has been extended from September 22, 2019 to January 5, 2020. With over 20,000 visitors in its first few months, The exhibition which opened in May at Fondazione MAST in Bologna, Italy (its first destination on the international tour) has met with much success and enthusiasm from the foundation and public alike.  
Photo: Robert Leslie

Photo: Julia Johnston

June 20, 2019
We are excited to announce that the Anthropocene Project has partnered with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) on a Canada-wide education program detailing the extent of human impact on the planet. More information can be found here  
Photo: Courtesy of The Anthropocene Project

June 19, 2019
Jennifer Baichwal received an Honorary Degree in Applied Studies during the School of Media Studies & Information Technology Convocation Ceremony at Humber College. Below is a short film they put together for the occasion.

May 16, 2019
The Anthropocene exhibition made its European Premiere today at @MAST_Bologna and will run until September 22nd. For more information visit the Fondazione MAST website: http://www.anthropocene.mast.org/en/  

April 22, 2019
is now streaming on Crave in Canada


April 4, 2019
It was a profound honor to be recognized by the extraordinary Human Rights Watch Canada at the opening of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival  
Photos: Tom Sandler Photography

April 1, 2019
In celebration of Earth Month, our special installation Anthropocene: Ancient Forests will be on display at Brookfield Place in Toronto until April 26th, featuring film installations, augmented reality, and large-scale murals 
Photo: Ernesto DiStefano

March 31, 2019
was named the Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. Nicholas de Pencier was also awarded for Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary. Thank you to the Canadian Academy
Photo: Art Chamberlain

March 23, 2019
Nicholas de Pencier was awarded the Robert Brooks Award for Documentary Cinematography at the annual Canadian Society of Cinematographers Gala for his work on ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch. + see more  
Photo: Julia Johnston
February 13, 2019
had its European Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. The directors were joined on-stage by Anthropocene Working Group member Dr. Juliana Assunção Ivar do Sul for a Q&A following the screening.

‍‍January 30, 2019
Kino Lorber will be distributing ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch in the United States in partnership with Kanopy. A theatrical release is planned for September to coincide with the UN Climate Change Summit.
Phosphor Tailings Pond #4, Near Lakeland, Florida, USA 2012
Photo © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

January 26, 2019
premiered to a full house at Sundance on Friday. The directors, along with distinguished guest Robert F. Kennedy Jr., participated in a panel organized by Dell and moderated by Vicki Heyman about Change Agents in the Anthropocene.Thanks to all who came out!  
Photo: Julia Johnston Photo: Bruce Heyman


January 8, 2019
won the Rogers Best Canadian Film award at the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, as well as the Best Canadian Documentary at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards. Having previously been awarded the TFCA prize, we decided to split Rogers’ generous $100,000 award between runners-up Sofia Bohdanowicz [Maison du Bonheur], Sadaf Foroughi [Ava] and TIFF’s #ShareHerJourney initiative  
Photo: Peter Howell

January 10, 2019
will have its European Premiere as part of the Berlinale Special programme at The Berlin International Film Festival
Photo: Peter Howell
October 5, 2018
Now in Select Theatres across Canada: ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch
For showtimes and information visit theanthropocene.org/film
★★★★  [out of 4] — The Globe and Mail
★★★★  [out of 4] — Toronto Star
★★★★  [out of 4] — National Post

Dandora Landfill #3, Plastics Recycling, Nairobi, Kenya 2016
Photo © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

September 28, 2018
Now open: Anthropocene museum exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario and
National Gallery of Canada

Anthropocene at the AGO / September 28, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier,
Anthropocene exhibition view at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Photos: [top] Alanna Smith, [bottom] Dean Tomlinson © 2018 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Anthropocene at the NGC / September 28, 2018 - February 24, 2019
Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier, Anthropocene exhibition view at the National Gallery of Canada
Photos: NGC, Ottawa

September 29, 2018
Ancient Forest Alliance installation
Walker Court, Art Gallery of Ontario, Nuit Blanche 2018 Ancient Forest Alliance installation by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier as part of The Anthropocene Project, AGO Walker Court, Nuit Blanche, 2018
Photo: Jennifer Rowsom, ©AGO Toronto

August 1, 2018
The third film in a trilogy from Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky will be premiering as an Official Selection for Opening in select theatres September 28, 2018

November 15, 2017
Anthropocene museum exhibitions
announced at the Art Gallery of Ontario and National Gallery of Canada for Fall 2018

Coal Mine #1, North Rhine, Westphalia, Germany 2015
Photo © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

October 18, 2017
LONG TIME RUNNING Television Premiere
In tribute to Gord Downie, CTV will present LONG TIME RUNNING in a special advance, commercial-free world television premiere on Friday October 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT + info
June 8, 2017
A first look at the upcoming feature film about The Tragically Hip and their historic Man Machine Poem tour

November 1, 2016
Five Musicians, 15 Dates, 90 Songs, Millions of Fans, One Unforgettable Summer The Tragically Hip's Historic Tour Immortalized in New Documentary from Bell Media Production underway on electric and emotional documentary from Banger Films and award-winning directors Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier
+ full press release

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