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Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street

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Reel Causes | ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch

7 p.m. | April 17, 2019
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Member Ticket: $10 in advance, $15 at the door 
Membership: $25 (optional, to support Reel Causes programming)

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When: Wed, April 17, 7 p.m. (Doors at 6:30 p.m.)

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

**Please note that at this time, the building is only accessible via the Cordova Street courtyard entrance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 778-782-9223 or via email at sfuw@sfu.ca.

Additional Info: Co-presented by Reel Causes and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement

Reel Causes is thrilled to present the latest film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky — ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch, in support of Society Promoting Environmental Conservation.

ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch

Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky | 87 minutes

Premiered to great acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, ANTHROPOCENE is a cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet. This film is a four-years-in-the-making feature documentary that needs to be experienced on the big screen.

Narrated by Alicia Vikander, the film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.

From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and surreal lithium evaporation ponds in the Atacama desert, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using high end production values and state of the art camera techniques to document evidence and experience of human planetary domination.

At the intersection of art and science, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch witnesses in an experiential and non-didactic sense a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species’ breadth and impact.


The Cause

Society Promoting Environmental Conservation

The oldest environmental non-profit in Canada, Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC), has been fostering urban sustainability with practical solutions for our community since 1969. SPEC empowers local communities in the Lower Mainland to build a greener future through interactive programs and activities.

SPEC’s Core Values are:

Rooted in Community: Local, grassroots and volunteer-driven. SPEC collaborates with other community members and organizations as a way to strengthen community and increase their impact.Respectful: SPEC works with integrity and an open mindset. They listen to others and work to include other perspectives.

Empowering: Through a positive and fun environment, SPEC strives to support, nurture, enable and educate community members for action.

Purposeful: SPEC values clarity, focus and a resilient structure that can make their work more effective and productive.

Learn more. Visit spec.bc.ca.


Find out more about the work of our partners & join the online discussion in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement Facebook group!


Admission

Member Ticket: $10 in advance, $15 at the door 
Membership: $25 (optional, to support Reel Causes programming)

Details

When: Wed, April 17, 7 p.m. (Doors at 6:30 p.m.)

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

**Please note that at this time, the building is only accessible via the Cordova Street courtyard entrance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 778-782-9223 or via email at sfuw@sfu.ca.

Additional Info: Co-presented by Reel Causes and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement

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