Must-See Documentaries

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The Compassionate Consumer | North Meditation Magazine

Must-See Documentaries

Manufactured Landscapes  subject: Edward Burtynsky, photographer | feature length documentary | filmmaker: Jennifer Baichwal | 2006 | Canada [link above is to Burtynsky’s webpage where you can read more and view the trailer]

Ed makes large-scale photographs of ‘manufactured landscapes’ – quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines, dams. He photographs civilization’s materials and debris, but in a way people describe as “stunning” or “beautiful,” and so raises all kinds of questions about ethics and aesthetics without trying to easily answer them. (source: Edward Buyrtynsky website)

We borrowed this from our local library. The long sequence inside a manufacturing facility is not to be missed.

We recommend you look at the photos of China on Ed’s website after you see the documentary. Challenge yourself to watch internal judgements arise, peak and fall away.

Edward Burtynsky on “Manufactured Landscapes”
Jennifer Baichwal on “Manufactured Landscapes”

Watermark  feature length documentary | a collaboration between filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky | 2013 | Canada [link above is to Burtynsky’s webpage where you can read more and view the trailer]

The film brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use.

Are there any leaks or drips in your house? Who wastes water? Who is entitled to it? Challenge yourself to watch these internal judgements.

Edward Burtynsky
on an epic scale (Youtube)

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