Review of Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018)

Moving picture, 87 minutes

Seen in 2020.

Urbanization, climate change, burrowing and extinction, but mostly extraction and waste industries on the geologic scale.

Pretty, but not likely effective, as is usually the case with a loose theme and a fluffy totemic celebrity in place of an expert narrator. The emphasis is on the visual spectacle, not an understanding of the trends. For a finer spectacle, prefer Human Planet (2011) or Our Planet (2019), and for meditation, prefer Our Daily Bread (2005), which eschews narration.

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