If you have 1.5 hours to spare, watch this spectacular movie “HOME”, free of charge on youtube.
It is free of charge, because the maker (French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand) needs it to reach you, fast.
To know what you’re going to be watching, read here. Abstract:
“Home is a 2009 documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places on Earth….Opening in 181 countries, the film broke the world record for the largest film release in history…..Taking over eighteen months to complete, director Yann Arthus-Bertrand and a camera man, a camera engineer and a pilot flew in a small helicopter through various regions in over fifty countries….The film received a large response upon release, receiving over 400,000 combined views within the first 24 hours on YouTube. As of December 2009, it has a total of more than 4 million views…”
“On March 9, 2009, a press-conference was held in Paris, France, where Yann Arthus-Bertrand and various producers talked to the media about the issues raised in the film, as well as confirming that Home would be the first film ever to be simultaneously released in theaters, on television, on DVD and on the Internet in five continents.
On May 5, 2009, a second press-conference was held again in Paris, where the same crew members announced that the film’s release date would be June 5, 2009, World Environment Day. Here, they also announced that Home would be 100% free for everyone to view, as “The benefits of this film cannot be counted in dollars, but in audience figures.””
Enjoy the spectacular pictures of our mother earth, and think about what we can do as individuals with buying power.
If consumerism rules mankind (governments, and corporations who cares about figures), then let’s make use of it to indicate what kind of products we want, and help ourselves (and them) by saving the earth.
Even if you’re not cool enough to watch it, pls pls pass it along (by blog or email) to your cool friends! :p