Manufactured Landscapes

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Edward Burtynsky is internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of nature transformed by industry.  Manufactured Landscapes – a stunning documentary by award winning director Jennifer Baichwal – follows Burtynsky to China, as he captures the effects of the country’s massive industrial revolution. This remarkable film leads us to meditate on human endeavour and its impact on the planet [via].

The film is truly visually stunning – I’d really suggest finding a better quality copy than this. Baichwal captures Burtynsky’s subject matter – industrial landscapes, here in China – live in a way that evokes the same feelings of disturbing awe as Burtynsky’s photos. The images are displayed in such a beatufiul way, but the subject matter forces the viewer to consider a number of issues, in particular the impacts of industrialization on society and the environment.

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Posted: August 17th, 2008
at 12:51am by orangemenace


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