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Documentary has the power to explore the landscapes we live in, from the political to the natural. This year's film programme contains a range of films that explore the landscapes around us, the places we inhabit and the ways in which they are changing. From the ocean floor, to New York City, to the very earth we stand upon - join us as we explore the ever-changing landscapes that make up our social and ecological lives.

Director: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky / 87 mins / UK Premiere

Humans are making such profound changes to our planet that scientists argue we are in a new epoch: the Anthropocene. Four years in the making, this visually stunning documentary traverses the globe showing the devastating impact of our lives on Earth, from the vast harnessing of ivory to lithium extraction in Chile and the coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef.

 
 
 
Director: Brett Story / 95 mins / UK Premiere

Seven months after Donald Trump assumes the US presidency, filmmaker Brett Story journeyed to all five boroughs of New York City asking people a simple question: what are your hopes for the future? The result is a precisely framed rumination, incisive and moving, that encapsulates the uneasy way many of us live now.

 
 
Earth
Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter / 115 mins / UK Premiere

Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans — with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes people, in mines, quarries and at large construction sites, engaged in a constant struggle to take possession of the planet.