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By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated June 29, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Credit: Edward Burtynsky

Manufactured Landscapes

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  • Movie
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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

Manufactured Landscapes

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 90 minutes
director
  • Jennifer Baichwal

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