Manufactured Landscapes

$25.00 Released September, 2006

Product Shot 1Manufactured Landscapes is a 2006 feature length documentary showcasing the work of Canadian artist and photographer Edward Burtynsky. Burtynsky specializes in photographing large-scale "manufactured landscapes" such as quarries, mines, oil refineries, oil fields, and shipyards.

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Product Shot 2 He is fascinated by the aesthetics of such man-made environments. The destructive, albeit stunning, photography raises ethical questions concerning man's impact on their environment.

This film has won numerous awards including:

  • Best Documentary - 2007 Genie Awards
  • Best Canadian FilmToronto International Film Festival
  • Best Canadian Film & Best Documentary - Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

It was a shown at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival in Utah and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.

The documentary was shot in Super-16mm film, and now is available on DVD in 16x9 format with a running time of 80 minutes. The DVD special features include:

  • Additional Scenes
  • Stills Gallery with Commentary by Edward Burtynsky
  • Discussion with the Director & Edward Burtynsky
  • Mini-Interview with Cinematographer/Collaborator
  • Theatrical Trailer

Featured reviews found from Mongrel Media:

"The upright, two legged naked ape that appeared in Africa 150,000 years ago has become an immense force.  Our species is now altering the physical, chemical and biological features of the planet on a geological scale.  This film let's us look at the impressive, yet troubling scale of our impact.  Everyone should see it!"

"A protracted exploration of the aesthetic, social and spiritual dimensions of industrialization and globalization... Raises some sigificant and sobering questions about the impact that we, as humans, make on our environment"

"Manufactured Landscapes tracks the beauty and the horror of industry's imprint on the earth"

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dakalvia: #manufactured_landscapes The cover of this DVD caught my attention right away--the photo was taken in a Mine Tailings compound in Sudbury, Ontario. I recognized the orange stream and rock outcrop in the background instantly since I used to work in this particular compound, and have stood in the exact location the picture was taken. When you are inside this compound it is like another planet--perhaps what Mars would look like rather than what Earth feels like. Mar 12, 07
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