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This New York Times Critics' Pick is an ode to humanity as seen from a possible future scenario. HOMO SAPIENS is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age, and what it means to be a human being. What will remain of our lives after we're gone?
Empty spaces, ruins, cities increasingly overgrown with vegetation, crumbling asphalt: the areas we currently inhabit though humanity has disappeared, now abandoned and decaying, gradually reclaimed by nature after being taken from it so long ago.
Nominated for Best Feature Documentary - Edinburgh International Film Festival
"Geyrhalter has created one of the most powerful cinematic wake up calls since Charlton Heston stood and cried out at the Statue of Liberty. Here, there are not even apes." - Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"For its sheer visual exaltation, this is the most extraordinary documentary I have seen in years." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian