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.
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
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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 NowFoundation.
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
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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 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 ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch 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 ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch 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 26, 2019 ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch 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
_____ 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
_____ August 1, 2018 ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH 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
_____ 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 LONG TIME RUNNING 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