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Manufactured Landscapes (2007) Jennifer Baichwal's gorgeous documentary Manufactured Landscapes amplifies the powerful work of Edward Burtynsky, a Canadian artist who specializes in large-scale photographs of terrain transformed by… 2007-06-20 Unrated PT90M Documentary Zeitgeist Films
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Manufactured Landscapes (2007)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

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Image credit: Edward Burtynsky
EW's GRADE
A

Details Limited Release: Jun 20, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Jennifer Baichwal's gorgeous documentary Manufactured Landscapes amplifies the powerful work of Edward Burtynsky, a Canadian artist who specializes in large-scale photographs of terrain transformed by civilization into rivers and tides of industrial ugliness. As Burtynsky trains his contemplative eye on seismic economic changes in China — distilled in the country's epic Three Gorges Dam project — Baichwal makes those still pictures come alive. The opening tracking shot through a Chinese factory where 23,000 employees make most of the world's irons is a stunner. A

Originally posted Jun 20, 2007 Published in issue #941-942 Jun 29, 2007 Order article reprints