Manufactured Landscapes

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Manufactured Landscapes
Jennifer Baichwal
Edward Burtynsky

Manufactured Landscapes begins as a portrait of acclaimed Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky, who specializes in large-scale images of vast industrial landscapes. It quickly develops into a meditation on the human and environmental costs of the permanent and profound changes our planet is experiencing. Focusing on Burtynsky's images of China as it undergoes an unprecedented transformation into a 21st century powerhouse, the film’s surface is beautiful, its implications frightening. Largely shot by Peter Mettler, it captures a brave new world that manages to be both luscious and unutterably repellent, often simultaneously.” (Film Forum) “This landmark glimpse into China's modern-day industrial revolution becomes something more—a profound, open-ended meditation on man's physical impact on his environment.” (Variety)


35mm color
1 hour 30 minutes
release year/country
2006 Canada