Manufactured landscape

JENNIFER BAICHWAL
Duration: 1 h 30

Description

Manufactured Landscapes is a feature documentary about renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynski’s journey to China. His photographs portray the effects of the massive Chinese industrial revolution – the unusual scale of the production facilities and the people employed to operate them. But the film is more then a presentation of an artist’s work. The aesthetically composed depictions of factories, quarries or mines inspire questions regarding the ethical dimensions of civilisational growth and its impact on the quality of human life and the natural environment subjected to devastation. Despite its involvement the film avoids moralising. Manufactured Landscapes premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006, where it won Best Canadian Feature Film and has since received a number of nominations and awards. It has been screened worldwide.


country and year of production Canada 2006