Zeitgeist Films | Release Date: June 20, 2007
Summary: 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)
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Runtime: 80 min
Rating: Unrated
Production: Foundry Films
Genres: Documentary
Country: Canada
Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Home Release Date: Nov 20, 2007
Director Credit
Jennifer Baichwal Director
Cast Credit
Edward Burtynsky Himself
Producer Credit
Daniel Iron Producer
Jeff Powis Associate Producer
Jennifer Baichwal Producer
Lucas Lackner Associate Producer
Nick de Pencier Producer
Noah Weinzweig Line Producer: China
Paul Scherzer Line Producer
Richard Hughes Field Producer
Shana Collier Associate Producer: Foundry Films