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Manufactured Landscapes (2006)

Unrated | | Documentary | 13 June 2007 (Belgium)
Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.

Director:

Jennifer Baichwal
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Cast

Credited cast:
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Storyline

Jennifer Baichwal's cameras follow Edward Burtynsky (1955- ) as he visits what he calls manufactured landscapes: slag heaps, e-waste dumps, huge factories in the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces of China, and a place in Bangladesh where ships are taken apart for recycling. In China, workers gather outside the factory, exhorted by their team leader to produce more and make fewer errors. A woman assembles a circuit breaker, and women and children are seen picking through debris or playing in it. Burtynsky concludes with a visit to Shanghai, the world's fastest growing city, where wealth and poverty, high-rises and old neighborhoods are side by side. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

13 June 2007 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Edward Burtynsky: Manufactured Landscapes See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,129, 24 June 2007

Gross USA:

$240,239

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$349,220
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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"Apocalypse Now" without fiction
9 April 2009 | by NetflixZZZZSee all my reviews

Mesmerizing, breathtaking and horrifying, this hauntingly beautiful film is the "Apocalypse Now" without fiction. Slow in pace, quiet in mood, it gives good glimpses of the poisoned patches of Earth that may well be signs of an inevitable doom.

There is no doubt in my mind -- the nature is plagued and we are the disease. Greed, the very essence of humanity that drives evolution and progress, has turned us into something like cancer, on its way to consume the host and die with it...

Manufactured Landscapes is quite an unforgettable viewing experience - at least I'll never regard my toaster and iron the same way again.


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