Thursday, 18 June 2009

Home - a film by Yann Arthus Bertrand

There is a new film from Yann Arthus-Bertrand (previously most famous for Earth from the Air) called Home. The film is made up of stunning visuals of the Earth from the air. The film focuses on Earth as our home and the impact humans are having on it. Although the film is very sobering, covering deforestation, the decimation of fishing stocks, global warming and climate refugees, it ends with a very positive and optimistic 10 minutes. It also has a very good balance of social and environmental messages and links the two very well.

This is the Earth. This is Home for all of us, human, animal and plant. It's the only home we have.

Home is free to watch on the internet at www.youtube.com/homeproject and is also available on DVD. It is showing in a few cinemas.

Home for Refugee Week

7 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

yes indeed, this is the only home we have. Best to care for earth with wisdom, love and respect!

Michelle Johnson said...

What I've seen of Home it's very moving. I think everyone should take heed and start nourishing earth before it's depleted. Thanks for sharing this video. Have a great night.

Jenn Jilks said...

Despite what we read and hear, I have great faith in our young people. My adult children run their car on cooking fuel. They heat their home with a heat pump.

Thank you for the positive note!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Just got back from an evening called Solstice Youth Conservation Convention .. about 12 high school kids and a similar number of older folks with a couple speakers about conservation/environment activities/needs in our area ...

Lots of enthusiasm ... hopeit's contagious!

Elizabeth M Rimmer said...

Thanks for drawing my attention to this, Juliet - it sounds really interesting

inlandempiregirl said...

Thanks for the tip. I want to go view the rest when I have more time.

Lucy said...

Thanks for that link, I'll look forward to it. Might get the DVD too.

We went to see the travelling expo of 'Earth from the Air' when it came round. It really was a great event. The French have always done environmental film-making and photography so well, ever since Cousteau, and even before. Shame their actual record on the environment is in many ways so crap.