Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a French photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist. He has made lots of stunning photographic and movie works. However, this past June 5th, on World Environment Day, he showcased his latest, and I would say, greatest, work in Home. A 90 minute documentary about the origins of life on Earth, and how we are ruining it as a species in just 50 years, the story is captivating and haunting as the imagery and music. Captured and edited with the latest digitally stabilized ultra-high resolution camera equipment, the piece is something to behold!
If you can’t spare 90 minutes for the planet, though, watch the last 15, from 1h 15 minutes on, at least!
Yann Arthus-Bertrand literally gave us Home, as the film has no copyright on it, is available for download, distribution and such so long as you don’t try to make money from it. Please click on the link below to watch it in large-size, with High Definition and multiple language narration options, on YouTube’s special spot for it (link is to English version, other languages at end).
You read that URL right. YouTube gave Home its own subdirectory! Hey, when YouTube does that, you know it’s BIG! So I’m not going to keep you any longer. Please go watch. Links for versions with narration in other languages are below. Then after you’re done, have a look at how some of the film was made via the many videos the Home Project host has of the making of the film.
Anybody taking bets on Documentary of the Year for the Oscars? This is MUST SEE TV!