No 1359 Posted by fw, June 5, 2015
“Though the visually stunning images inspire a sense of awe, wonder, and appreciation for our home planet, this film was produced to awaken a collective conscience and responsibility. Home poses the prospect that unless we take responsible action to protect the earth’s resources, we risk losing the only home we may ever have.”
Home – The Movie is best viewed on a large-screen, high-definition TV. On a SmartTV, it can be accessed and viewed on YouTube using the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU&feature=watch-now-button&wide=1. The movie is 93-minutes long.
World renowned photographer, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, released “Home” on World Environment Day, June 5, 2009. Shot in 54 countries and 120 locations over 217 days, “Home” is almost entirely composed of aerial footage showing how everything on earth is interconnected.
Though the visually stunning images and haunting soundtrack inspire a sense of awe, wonder, and appreciation for our home planet, this film was produced to awaken a collective conscience and responsibility. “Home” poses the prospect that unless we take responsible action to protect the earth’s resources, we risk losing the only home we may ever have.
Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Not all is doom and gloom — the movie ends on an upbeat note.
Everyone should take part in the effort to save Mother Earth. HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being. For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film. HOME has been made for you: share it! And act for the planet.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a French photographer/cinematographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist. He is especially well known for his book Earth from Above (1999) and his film Home (2009). In 1994 Arthus-Bertrand started a thorough study on the state of the Earth sponsored by UNESCO. As part of the study, he made a picture inventory of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, taken from helicopters and hot-air balloons. The book from this project, Earth from Above (‘la Terre vue du ciel’) sold over 3 million copies and was translated into 24 languages.
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