EARTH was filmed at seven locations 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.
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.
NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK!
“As mesmerizing to watch as it is appalling to think about.”
—Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“One of the most important and poignant environmental documentaries in recent years”
“Aesthetically exhilarating and spectacular!”
—Tony Pipolo, Artforum
FILM OF THE WEEK! “Spectacular, even awe-inspiring.”
—Jonathan Romney, Film Comment