This is bit of a coup for New Dot Cinema. This award-winning documentary has only been screened in this country as part of film festivals (as far as we can tell) so we’re delighted to be to be able to be one of the first to show this important film.
Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans – with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Director Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes people in mines, quarries, large construction sites in a constant struggle to transform the planet.
Geyrhalter divides his film into seven sections each around 15 minutes in length, spanning large-scale mining sites across Europe and America, where each site is a place where industry has wreaked enormous change on the landscape.
Friday, November 29th 2019
Doors open at 7pm
Film starts at 7.30pm
Running time: 1 hours 55 minutes
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And the critics say…
“Quietly urgent dispatches from a planet under siege.” Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter
“Geyrhalter’s film is alerting us to the vast changes to terrain and geology that are being made with large-scale mining and construction, industries that are gouging out the Earth’s contents, hollowing out whole areas, flattening and moving mountains.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“Rendered abstract by the extreme distance, the landscapes assume an organic appearance, so that the machines appear to be lacerating the Earth’s skin, while the grim colour of the devastated land and polluted sky evoke nothing less than a cancer.” Sight and Sound
“Burrowing to the core of humanity’s unsustainable relationship with the planet Earth is both a rallying environmentalist documentary and a terrifying portrait of a rapidly vanishing landscape.” Patrick Gamble, CineVue