Today, June 5th, film director Yann Arthus-Bertrand (the man behind the “Earth From Above” series) is releasing his latest work, HOME, in an unprecedented way – simultaneously, to over 50 countries worldwide, via movie theaters, television, DVD, and online. And it’s free (mostly…tickets in theaters are allegedly cheaper).
He’s chosen June 5 for its significance as World Environment Day, fitting for a film covering global climate change and the effects of 200,000 years of human presence on the planet.
Here’s how the synopsis reads on the film’s official website:
“In 200,000 years 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 too late to be a pessimist: humanity has barely ten years to reverse the trend, become aware of the full extent of its spoliation of the Earth’s riches and change its patterns of consumption.
“By bringing us unique footage from over fifty countries, all seen from the air, by sharing with us his wonder and his concern, with this film Yann Arthus-Bertrand lays a foundation stone for the edifice that, together, we must rebuild.”
I haven’t watched it yet. But I’m going to, from home. And if you see it, too, let us know what you think.