“Home” a film by Yann Arthus-Betrand

Home is about earth’s delicate balance of life, and how Homo sapiens’ have dramatically tilted this balance in just the last 60 years.

Home, film,Yann Arthus-Betran

Home film by Yann Arthus-Betran

“In just the 200,000 years since arriving on earth, humanity has upset the balance of the planet, established by nearly four billion years of evolution. The price to pay is high, but it’s not too late to be a pessimist: humanity has barely ten years to reverse the trend, become aware of the full extent of its spoiliation of the Earth’s riches and change its patterns of consumption.”

This Koyaanisqatsi-like documentary film introduces us to our home, Earth, in a condensed history of the origins of life, showing us how inextricably connected all of the systems on Earth are; from the atmosphere, to the water bodies, soil and all of the vegetation and species. With lovely aerial images sweeping across different continents, it tells the stories of different species and particularly, in the various stages of human development, how humanity has depleted resources and radically tilted the planets’ balance, in just the last 60 years. It states that we have no choice but to have hope, recommending renewable energy and sustainable development practices among other tactics that we, the wise animals, Homo Sapiens, can employ, as we become accountable and begin taking actions to reverse this process.

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