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Jennifer Baichwal

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Episode 19: HotDocs '22: 1on1 with Jennifer Baichwal (INTO THE WEEDS)

ScreenFish Radio

From award-winning director Jennifer Baichwal, INTO THE WEEDS follows Bay Area groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson who began to suffer rashes in 2014. As the condition continued to worsen, Johnson decided to take legal action against Monsanto, a multi-national agrochemical corporation who claimed that the chemicals he was using were safe, even though his experience proved otherwise. In this 1on1, we speak to Baichwal about telling the truth in documentaries, holding corporations accountable and the relationship between the Indigenous populations and the natural world.


29 Apr 2022

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Episode 354: In The Seats With...Jennifer Baichwal and 'Into The Weeds' at Hot Docs 2022

In The Seats with...

Spring is in the air, and non-fiction is on the screens....On this episode we're highlighting some of the films playing this year at the Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival.  First up we're looking at the opening night affair' 'Into The Weeds'It's the powerful story of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, a former Bay Area groundskeeper who takes on a multinational agrochemical corporation after a terminal cancer diagnosis.  Adding to her award-winning body of work centered on our strained relationship with the natural world, Baichwal follows Johnson through his battle, setting his personal journey against a global environmental crisis.This is truly a film that dissects and breaks down how we treat the land that we grow our food on not to mention the food itself and looks at the lack of responsibility we've had towards the natural world and the things we need to do to protect it.We had the unique pleasure of sitting down with director Jennifer Baichwal to talk about the issues in the film and so very much more.Check it out at Hot Docs or watch it when it opens theatrically on May 20th.


29 Apr 2022

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MOT: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Eva Mulvad (February 16, 2021)

Moment of Truth

The 18th annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival, in partnership with Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema February 18-22, 2021- with the new Chairs of the THRWFF Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier plus Eva Mulvad, Director of "Love Child" featured in this year's THRWFF. Tune in tonight at 7:00 pm on ELMNT FM #Toronto #Ott #Ottawa #MomentOfTruth #MOT #THRWFF


17 Feb 2021

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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch / Film School interview with Co-directors Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky

KUCI: Film School

A stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH is a years-in-the-making feature documentary from the award-winning team behind Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013) and narrated by Alicia Vikander. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, argue that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and massive marble quarries in Carrara, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using state of the art camera techniques to document the evidence and experience of human planetary domination. At the intersection of art and science, ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH witnesses a critical moment in our geological history. Co-directors Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky bring a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species's ever-expanding breadth and devastating impact. For news, screenings and updates go to: kinolorber.com/Anthropocene: The Human EpochFor more information on Anthropocene and filmmakers go to: theanthropocene.org/For additional information on Jennifer Baichwal at mercuryfilms.caSocial Media:facebook.com/mercuryfilmsinc twitter.com/mercuryfilms instagram.com/mercuryfilmsinc

1 Oct 2019

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Anthropocene with Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nichlas de Pencier

Art Gallery of Ontario

World-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier converse with AGO Director of Public Programs Devyani Saltzman about Anthropocene, their powerful series of new photographs, large-scale murals augmented by film extensions, film installations and augmented reality (AR) installations, that take us to places we are deeply connected to – but normally never see. Informed by scientific research, powered by aesthetic vision, inspired by a desire to bear witness, they reveal the scale and gravity of our impact on the planet.

1hr 14mins

8 Feb 2019

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Episode 3: Jennifer Baichwal

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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky’s third collaboration, following Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013). Exploring humankind’s impact on the planet in visually stunning but often devastating portraits, The Anthropocene Project spans a . . .Source


3 Dec 2018

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AGO Talks: Anthropocene with Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier

Art Gallery of Ontario

A conversation with renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and acclaimed filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier as they discuss their latest collaborative project — Anthropocene — with AGO curator of photography, Sophie Hackett.

1hr 25mins

20 Jun 2018

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Jennifer Baichwal on The Dead Zone

Someone Else's Movie

Documentarian Jennifer Baichwal, whose new documentary Long Time Running captures the Tragically Hip on their heart-rending final tour, dives into The Dead Zone to unpack the philosophy and psychology of David Cronenberg’s terrific Stephen King adaptation. Your genial host Norm Wilner shows great restraint in only busting out his Christopher Walken impression once.

1hr 9mins

14 Nov 2017

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Documenting Landscapes with Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier


Documentary duo Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier of Mercury Films have collaborated on some of the most commercially successful and visually stunning documentaries in Canadian history, including Watermark and Manufactured Landscapes (selected by TIFF as one of 150 Definitive Works in the Canada on Screen programme). This conversation will explore their expansive body of work, including the upcoming films Man Machine Poem, documenting The Tragically Hip’s historic final tour, and Anthropocene, the third collaboration with renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky. This session was designed for an industry professional audience. Guest Jennifer Baichwal Jennifer Baichwal was born in Montreal and raised in Victoria, British Columbia. Her documentaries The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia (02) and Manufactured Landscapes (06) premiered at the Festival. Her other films include Act of God (09), Payback (12), and Watermark (13). Guest Nicholas de Pencier Nicholas de Pencier is a documentary filmmaker, producer, and director of photography. His cinematography work includes Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles (98), The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia (02), The Hockey Nomad (03), and Al Purdy Was Here (15), and he also produced the award-winning Manufactured Landscapes (06), Act of God (09), and Watermark (13). Black Code (16) is his directorial debut. Moderator Sean Farnel Sean Farnel is an independent writer, producer, and marketing consultant. He has established himself as a leading curator of documentary media over a 15-year career at the Toronto International Film Festival and Hot Docs, and has collaborated with directors and producers while developing and executing market launch plans.


24 Jan 2017

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Watermark / Film School interview with Director Jennifer Baichwal

KUCI: Film School

18 Apr 2014