THE FILMMAKERS

David Suzuki wants to talk to you about one of the most important documentaries he's ever seen

On the latest episode of The Filmmakers, the CBC host and environmentalist drops some truths after watching "Manufactured Landscapes."

The CBC host and environmentalist drops some truths after watching 'Manufactured Landscapes'

In this extended clip from The Filmmakers, David Suzuki explains how Manufactured Landscapes shows "the heart of the problem we face today." 1:30

By following the lens of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal's documentary Manufactured Landscapes reveals some devastating truths about humanity's footprint on our planet. Baichwal records Burtynsky as he photographs astonishing manmade landscapes across the world — from circuit factories to colossal construction sites to e-waste landfills.

For David Suzuki — the award-winning scientist, environmentalist and host of The Nature of Things — the film had a huge impact. "It really attacks what I think is the heart of the problem we face today," says Suzuki. 

I thought, 'Is this what human beings are reduced to?'- David Suzuki on watching Manufactured Landscapes

In this extended clip from CBC Arts' The Filmmakers, Suzuki shares his appreciation for Manufactured Landscapes, and explains the frightening realities that the film reveals.

The Filmmakers airs this Saturday at 8:30 p.m. (9 NT) on CBC Television, or stream it at cbc.ca/watch. After the episode, stick around to see this week's feature presentation, Manufactured Landscapes.​