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    Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason - Anthropocene: The Human Epoch with Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal

  • Dates:
    April 8, 2020
  • Time:
    7:30 PM
  • Admission:
  • Location:
    Johnson Center Cinema, George Mason University
  • Address:
    Johnson Center Cinema, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Phone:
    (703) 993-5158

February 18, 2020
Press Contact: Film at Mason | 703-993-3287

Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason:
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch with Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal
Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 PM

(FAIRFAX, VA) On Wednesday, April 8 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, the Visiting Filmmakers Series presents a screening of the documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, followed by a discussion with director Jennifer Baichwal. The event takes place in the Johnson Center Cinema, George Mason University, located at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a four-years-in-the-making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky. Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), the film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group. 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.

Jennifer Baichwal was born in Montréal and grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. She studied philosophy and theology at McGill University, receiving an M.A. in 1994, supported by a McGill Major Fellowship and an FCAR Master’s Scholarship. Baichwal has been directing and producing documentaries for 25 years, winning multiple awards nationally and internationally.

Each semester, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason brings award-winning independent films and directors to campus. Past Visiting Filmmakers Series guests include Cheryl Dunye (Queen Sugar, Watermelon Woman), Christine Vachon (Carol, Dark Waters), Khalik Allah (Black Mother), Lyric R. Cabral ((T)Error), Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow, One Child Nation), Kimberly Reed (Dark Money), Bernardo Ruiz (Harvest Season), and Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson, Dick Johnson is Dead).

Visiting Filmmakers Series: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch with Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal is sponsored by Film and Video Studies, Global Affairs and Global Programs, the English Department, the School of Art, the Interdisciplinary Curriculum Committee, University Life, Women and Gender Studies, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, the Institute for a Sustainable Earth, the Office of Sustainability, the Center for Climate Change Communication, Art and Visual Technology, and DKA at GMU.

About Film at Mason
Film at Mason is a community of cinematic storytellers that fosters creativity, analysis, diverse perspectives, professional practice, and socially conscious filmmaking.

About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls 37,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility.

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