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Home (documentary)!!! Surely one of the best documentaries ever made!

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"Home is a free-to-view 2009 documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places around Earth, taken in over 50 countries in the process. It shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet. The movie was released simultaneously on June 5 in cinemas all over the world, on DVD, TV and on YouTube. Released on the same date in 181 countries is a world record for any film release in history. The film was financed by PPR, a French multinational holding company specializing in retail shops and luxury brands."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_(documentary)

http://www.home-2009.com/us/index.html

http://www.youtube.com/homeproject

You can watch it for free HD!!!
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Re: Home (documentary)!!! Surely one of the best documentaries ever made!

It is an amazing visual experience and Yann Arthus-Bertand did an amazing job with the filming - I'd class it as a must see to believe film.

That being said, I was disappointed with some of the fact checking - there were some glaring mistakes in Glenn Close's narration.

For instance - the Grand Canyon is not in Colorado, though the Colorado River created it. She should have known that and corrected the error.

People did not start moving into towns a mere 600 years ago... I'm sorry, 6000 I would buy, perhaps, but 600?

I'm disappointed that these factual mistakes made it into the final film since it will provide an excuse to dismiss the films intent and message altogether. However, the imagery and message is possibly enough to overcome those factual mistakes, and I hope they were correct in the French language version.

I had the great fortune to attend the premier on opening night and see it on the big screen. It felt like one of those iMax movies - slightly dizzying at times! Absolutely amazing! I'm so glad you brought this movie up here!
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Re: Home (documentary)!!! Surely one of the best documentaries ever made!

Rome 2000 years ago had close to a million people living in it and that's just the city.
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It is an amazing visual experience and Yann Arthus-Bertand did an amazing job with the filming - I'd class it as a must see to believe film.
Agreed. It's a visually amazing film, and it's worth the watch for that alone.

Anyone who enjoyed his "Earth from Above" photography series will enjoy this. There's a "lite" version that he presented at the TED symposium here
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Re: Home (documentary)!!! Surely one of the best documentaries ever made!

Beautiful and disturbing

Everything that's said in the commentary is well known, but I hope it'll make more impression when people see the pictures to go with the facts

Thanks for posting!
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Superb...thanks for posting...
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Re: Home (documentary)!!! Surely one of the best documentaries ever made!

Thanks for posting info about this documentary.

I used to watch the aerial shots of Switzerland that were broadcasted by the Ticinese channels so you can bet I'll watch this one.

As for the mistakes, I watched only the trailer and if the shots quality is so good I may not even notice that someone is talking . The shots are really stunning.

P.S. in the wikipedia link the closing bracket is missing. Definitively not a huge thing but it helps lazy people. Note to the EF moderators: in no way I am saying there are lazy people in this forum. And I did not even think about it. Not for a second. I was just generalizing. Please do not press the ban button
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Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is back with a newish (2015) documentary called 'HUMAN'

https://humanthemovie.withgoogle.com/

It says in the synopsys (http://www.human-themovie.org/):
HUMAN is a collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, HUMAN brings us face to face with the Other, making us reflect on our lives. From stories of everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives, these poignant encounters share a rare sincerity and underline who we are – our darker side, but also what is most noble in us, and what is universal. Our Earth is shown at its most sublime through never-before-seen aerial images accompanied by soaring music, resulting in an ode to the beauty of the world, providing a moment to draw breath and for introspection.

HUMAN is a politically engaged work which allows us to embrace the human condition and to reflect on the meaning of our existence.

Enjoy!
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