Playing March 15 & 16, 2009
Manufactured Landscapes
Dir. Jennifer Baichwal Canada 2006
This mesmerizing documentary focuses on the work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky, internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of nature transformed by industry, or “manufactured landscapes.” Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris. Director Jennifer Baichwal follows Burtynsky to China, as he captures the effects of the country’s massive industrial revolution. We see a factory that makes 20 million clothes irons a year, a dam which razed 13 cities to the ground and displaced more than a million people, factory floors over a kilometer long, and the breathtaking scale of Shanghai’s urban renewal. With stunningly beautiful sequences, the film raises all kinds of questions about ethics and aesthetics of modern human “progress” without trying to easily answer them, thus leaving us free to meditate on the human endeavor and its impact on the planet. (90m)
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