Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Director – Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky
HIFF Classification – PG
Anthropocene explores through stunning but striking images the ever-increasing and drastic way in which humans are shaping our planet. The film traverses the globe from Kenya, where mounds of illegal elephant tusks are set alight, to colossal mining operations in Russia and Germany, and gaudy evaporation pools in Chile’s Atacama Desert. De Pencier’s epic cinematography and Alicia Vikander’s narration capture the immense power and terrible beauty of our endeavours.
Supporting Short: One Breath: A Life Without Gravity
Director – Sebastian Solberg
HIFF Classification – U
Meet champion free-diving husband and wife Eusebio, from Spain, and Christina, from Sydney. Self-taught photographers, they are based on the tropical island of Koh Tao in Thailand. They travel the world capturing the sensations of the ocean on one breath alone. An immersive insight into an incredible way of life.