Zeitgeist has 'Landscapes'


NEW YORK -- Zeitgeist Films has nabbed all U.S. rights to Jennifer Baichwal's a documentary "Manufactured Landscapes," following photographer Edward Burtynsky's quest to document the current industrial revolution in China and Bangladesh.

The film takes a look at the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, the Three Gorges Dam, and the impact of huge factories and globalization. "It'll make you think twice about the next appliance you buy," Zeitgeist co-president Emily Russo said.

"Landscapes," which won the best Canadian feature award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, will be released domestically in the summer.

Nick de Pencier, Daniel Iron and Baichwal produced the project. Zeitgeist released Baichwal's 1998 docu "Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles"

Zeitgeist's Russo negotiated the deal with Sheena Macdonald of Rhombus Media.