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Exploring the Anthropocene

Blue Planet United announces plans for a new on-line video masterclass series, Exploring the Anthropocene, which began production in early 2018 and is scheduled for completion in 2019-2020. The series will be hosted by BPU President, Dr. Monty Hempel, who is writing, directing, and producing the ten-part series.

The Anthropocene is the name proposed by scientists to describe the current geological epoch of planet earth, in which human activities have become a major driving force in altering and often disrupting climate and other global environmental systems. The film series will examine the resulting changes in life and interdependence on a human-dominated planet.

Although presented in the format of a video masterclass, the series will draw heavily on dramatic storytelling, spectacular visuals of nature and wildlife, and a strong blend of science-based learning and poignant appeals for emotional intelligence.  The entire series will be provided free on-line for students in high school, college, and life-long learners, everywhere.

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Dr. Monty Hempel, environmental scientist, filmmaker and president of Blue Planet United

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