Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018) is a film that gives rise to productive confusion about the sight and state of our planet and the inadequacy of our current concepts and aesthetic categories. The Anthropocene, especially on film, is “conceptually devastating.” This phrase, from Susan Neiman’s reading of Hannah Arendt and modern evil, has philosophical and moral implications for what it means to see, know, and respond to nature “after” the human.

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