2018, Canada, 111′
20-22 OMEGA invites us on a pure cinematic odyssey into our civilization with a profound look at the humanity of the Anthropocene, the Earth epoch forged by humankind. Shot over 5 years across 100 locations, with exclusive access to popular as well as restricted places, evocative images document and reveal the human activities, events and expressions. In symphony with the images, cathedral organ music, choir songs and Inuit throat singing come together to create a singular operatic soundtrack, standing in for speech. With its gorgeous black and white celluloid images and hypnotic music, this film evokes the avantgarde "city symphony" cinema of the 1920s and brings us a brand new symphony film of the 21st century to tell the story of the postmodern western world full of machines, technology and dense crowds. 20-22 OMEGA is a "true civilisation symphony" as described by Fabrice Montal, programmer and curator of the Cinémathèque Québécoise.