cELEBRATING eARTH dAY: nICHOLAS Geyrhalter’s ‘eARTH’
Nicholas Geyrhalter’s acclaimed documentary, Earth, opens on Wednesday for a one week run. Earth was filmed at seven places where humans are transforming the planet on a grand scale: Entire mountains being moved in California, a tunnel being sliced through rock at the Brenner Pass, an open-cast mine in Hungary, the world-famous Carrara marble quarry in Italy, a copper mine in Spain, the salt mine used to store radioactive waste in Wolfenbüttel and a Northern Canadian tar sands site where the destruction of indigenous lands threatens local communities.
Filmmaker Nicholas Geyrhalter contrasts these large scale projects with interviews with the individuals helping to realize them to highlight our fraught struggles for and against the planet.
FILM OF THE WEEK! “Spectacular, even awe-inspiring.”
—Jonathan Romney, Film Comment
Don’t forget: there’s more to see in our virtual theater: THE WILD GOOSE LAKE, SLAY THE DRAGON, ONCE WERE BROTHERS , THE WHISTLERS. CORPUS CHRISTI and THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES