11 June 2009

Home by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

On World Environment Day (last Friday) I was fortunate enough to be invited to the world premiere of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's film Home hosted by the French Ambassador to the UN. I mention that as a sign of how seriously this movie is being taken. Narrated by Glenn Close, the film takes YAB's famous Earth From Above perspective and sets it into motion with gorgeously shot imagery from around the world. The main point of the movie is to help motivate viewers to reconsider their commitment to the Earth and take action.

So what will it cost for you to see it? Nothing. Thanks to the generous support of the PPR Group the film is being distributed for free. You can even watch a reasonably high-def version on YouTube.

Here are a few highlights:
  • at 7:40 he flies up the middle of Iguazu Falls
  • at 15:50 there is a two-walled village letting out its cattle
  • at 17:54 is a village from Mali that almost looks like a model
  • at 36:57 there is a sequence of a humpback whale showing off
  • at 1:09:25 they take peek at the Maldives, which are pretty much built out
  • at 1:10:10 YAM pulls off an amazingly smooth zoom into a busy intersection

It is a beautiful movie with a point.

UPDATED: The ability to embed the movie here is gone, but the ability to watch it directly on YouTube in HD is still available.


crt said...

I clicked on Home and it said it was not available for viewing in my country due to copyright. What's up?
Lex, KY, USA

David Tulloch said...

I changed the link. Try again.