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Manufactured Landscapes

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For almost three decades, internationally renowned Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky has been creating large scale photographs of landscapes transformed by industry: quarries, scrap heaps, factories, recycling yards, dams. Manufactured Landscapes follows Burtynsky to China as he travels the country capturing the evidence and effects of China's massive industrial revolution. Rarely witnessed sites such as the Three Gorges Dam (50% larger than any other dam in the world), the interior of a factory which produces 20 million irons a year, and the breathtaking scale of Shanghai's urban renewal are subjects for his lens and our motion picture camera. Shot in sumptuous super 16mm film, Manufactured Landscapes extends the narratives of Burtynsky's photographs, meditating on human impact on the planet without trying to reach simplistic judgements or reductive resolutions. In the process, the film shifts our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it.

2006, 86 min 28 s

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Prix de la DDC - catégorie: Compétition internationale - assorti de 5,000Euros
Visions du Réel / Festival international du cinéma documentaire
Du 20 au 26 avril 2007, Nyon - Suisse

Meilleur documentaire
Prix Génie
13 février 2007, Toronto - Canada

Meilleur documentaire canadien
Calgary International Film Festival
Du 22 septembre au 1 octobre 2006, Calgary - Canada

Prix du meilleur documentaire canadien
Festival du Film de l'Atlantique
Du 14 au 23 septembre 2006, Halifax - Canada

Prix Toronto-City pour meilleur long métrage Canadien - assorti d'une bourse de $30,000
Festival international du film
Du 7 au 16 septembre 2006, Toronto - Canada

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