UK | 2015 | 94’
Curated by Milano Design Film Festival
A Working Party of international scientists is deciding whether to declare a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – a planet shaped more by Mankind than Nature. Its members tell the story of the Anthropocene and argue whether it’s a tragedy, a comedy, or something more surreal. With an archive, award-winning stills and interviews – and a website seeking views globally, Anthropocene proposes a common secular narrative for Mankind but leaves viewers to decide how we should write the ending. The film has the blessing of Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen – who coined the term – and is the first feature film about the Anthropocene.