Five years after the success of HOME, seen by more than 600 million people around the world, and following the “7 Billion Others” project, the UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Yann Arthus-Bertrand designed “Human”, a unique project of feature documentary.
Led by two foundations — the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation and the GoodPlanet Foundation —, “Human” will be based on interviews of men and women from all walks of life and of exclusive aerial images, recorded and shot in about 60 countries.
The participants of the film are volunteers who are speaking about their most personal experiences, bringing together an universal human message about the meaning of the lives of humans.
The idea to create this story came when Yann Arthus-Bertrand was the victim of a helicopter breakdown in Mali. While waiting for the pilot, he spent the entire day in with a farmer who spoke to him, with great dignity and without complaint, of his daily life, his hopes, his fears and of his sole ambition: to feed his children. Yann remains deeply marked by this encounter.
Just like that, “Humans” aims to be a sensitive and loving portrait of who we are, as a community, a family but mostly important, as individuals. This documentary film will be an introspection that will try to answer the universal and ancestral questions of who we are and what we aspire to.
While also showing the dark side of mankind, “Human will shed light on the best of it, and that together, united, the humanity can meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
The film will be launched by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, at the UN General Assembly in September 2015 in New York.
Since 2005 and the creation of his GoodPlanet Foundation, Yann Arthus-Bertrand has devoted himself to environmental education, as well as to the struggle against climate change and its consequences. In recognition of his commitment, he was designated UNEP Goodwill on April 22, 2009.
Following the footsteps of HOME, Yann Arthus-Bertrand hopes that “Human” will be shown as widely as possible and will be available for all in cinemas, on the internet, at festivals and also in schools the world over for free. To achieve this non-profit objective, the film is being supported by partners that share the same values.
Learn more about the film at http://www.human-themovie.org/