MDFF: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

ANTHROPOCENE THE HUMAN EPOCH

Director: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky
Runtime: 1 hour 27 mins
Premiere Status: Melbourne premiere . Previous Festivals: TIFF.
Filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky travel the globe to document the impact humans have made on the planet.

Plus short films:

NAMBIBIA
Director: Matthieu Vinel
Runtime: 7 mins 59 seconds
Premiere Status: Australian Premiere

Two friends, a filmmaker and photographer, traverse the vast expanses of Namibia in their 4x4 Ford Ranger. Discover with them the wild animals of Etosha, the incredible richness of life in the Himba village or the volcanic mountains of Damaraland and meet the locals in Katutura, a poor district in the capital.

MAXIMA THIS LAND OF MINE
Director: Mariel Sosa
Runtime: 15 mins 50 seconds
Premiere Status: Australian Premiere
Previous Festivals: Hot Docs

On a remote farm deep in the Peruvian Andes, a farmer is putting a halt to the plans of one of the biggest mining companies in the world. Having endured over five years of court proceedings, Máxima Acuña and her family are still fighting to keep the land they have worked so hard for to call their home.

THE WONDER
Director: Goh Iromoto
Runtime: 6 mins 50 seconds
Premiere Status: Australian Premiere

THE WONDER is a reflective journey exploring the human sense of awe and wonder amidst the landscape and wildlife of Kenya. Following the story of Ninian Lowis, a safari guide who has spent much of his life amongst the wilderness of Africa - surrounded by rich savannah, mountains, forests, deserts and the extraordinary creatures that reside within these very landscapes.

SUSPENDED GENERATION
Director: Joe Hitchcock
Runtime: 7 mins
Premiere Status: Australian Premiere

The story of kids in Kiribati facing the harsh realities of climate change: suspended between a home they love, and a world they are only beginning to understand, they are facing these realities now and their story should remind us that they deserve a liveable future.
Sunday, 28th July

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Commences Sunday, 28 Jul 2019
Rating E
Genre Documentary
Running Time 124
Language
D PDF sessions Closed Caption Temporary Wheelchair Access Great British Deluxe Melbourne Documentary Film Festival MET OPERA hAPPY hOUR E Youtube