This documentary took three years to make and is filled with breathtaking segments of our earth, landscapes broken up by interviews with 2020 people from 60 countries. the sequences are shown without an introduction of name or country or language. Director Yann Arthus-Bertrand hopes that removing personal identifiers will draw focus to our similarities.
“It’s a complicated movie to watch and a long one too, but all along you’ll find fundamental and profound stories. I hope these will inspire many to have a greater generosity towards the world. It’s not only about us. It’s truly about living together and to live together is what ecology is all about,”
"We can’t depend on politicians who are not risking enough because they are worried about their next electoral campaigns. We are the only ones capable of changing our own personal consumption routines and we are the only ones who can really teach our children that more doesn’t always mean it’s better". - Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Human is the first feature film led by two non profit foundations, it was fully financed by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, which backs entrepreneurs in science and culture, as well as humanitarian projects. Produced in collaboration with Arthus-Bertrand’s ecology-focused foundation GoodPlanet, Human appears conceived as a sort of public service; according to the film’s website, its distribution is designed to be made under “the freest conditions to the widest possible audience.”
To see Human is Humanizing and it will change how you see yourself.
It’s a good reminder of how small we all are in the grand scheme of things.