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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 6:00 p.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. Kinolorber and Kanopy have partnered to bring you the film for FREE (no library card required!) on Kanopy from April 22-29. Visit for more information.


No access to the film? We've got some amazing FREE experiences for you available at

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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. + more info


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

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:




April 22, 2019

ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch 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.



Photo: 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.




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.

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




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. + details

































Phosphor Tailings Pond #4, Near Lakeland, Florida, USA 2012

photo © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto


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!



January 8, 2019

ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch 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
































January 10, 2019

ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch 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


★★★★  [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 TIFF 2018

+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

+ art gallery of ontario press release

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

October 18, 2017


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