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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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Edward Burtynsky Edward Burtynsky ... Self
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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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Beautiful desolation
19 April 2017 | by ablanche-47427See all my reviews

"Manufactured Landscapes" is an interesting documentary about Edward Burtynsky who specializes in taking photographs of industry and manufacturing in an attempt to warn against the environmental depletion of the planet. The film itself is mainly focused on China which is in the process of transforming itself from an agrarian society to an industrial power. There are consequences to this course of action, especially in the displacement of the population and increased pollution.


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Canada

Language:

English | Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

13 June 2007 (Belgium) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China See more »

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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

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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