Named best Canadian feature at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival, Manufactured Landscapes is a striking new documentary on the work of photographer Edward Burtynsky. Acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of quarries, recycling yards, factories and dams, Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful images from society’s seemingly mundane debris. For the film, director Jennifer Baichwal follows the photographer as he journeys across China to document the country’s massive industrial revolution. Using aerial photography and spectacularly stylized imagery–such as an extraordinary opening tracking shot through a vast mega-factory–the film juxtaposes the epicenters of industrial development with its trash heaps, allowing viewers to meditate on the uneasy link between commerce and nature.