Home : a film to face up to the state of the world
On 5 June, on the United Nations sponsored World Environment Day, every citizen on the planet was able to watch
the latest film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
The photographer, who has made it his speciality to show the earth viewed from the sky, has made a documentary intended to alert the public of the ecological disasters that threaten us.
On June 5th, the film, which has been translated in over 23 languages, has been screened simultaneously in about 100 countries around the world, in cinemas, on television, on internet sites and on DVD.
It has been broadcast on one national channel in every country involved in the event and it is also available for downloading and streaming on Youtube.
HOME has been made for the largest possible audience in order to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and to encourage the planet’s inhabitants to change their lifestyles by adopting actions to take greater care of the environment.
Everyone, no matter how small their income, no matter where they live, should be able to see this film.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand wants to shake up people’s consciences and bring an end to resistance to change and to empty speeches: “It’s too late to be pessimistic. It is time to act,” he declared. Other alarming reports on the state of the planet’s resources are described by Glenn Close in the English version, by Salma Hayek in the Spanish version, and byJacques Gamblin – in the French version. For the sake of credibility, these comments were read in advance by Al Gore, winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, and by Lester Brown, the famous advocate of ecology in the United States. These specialists have also contributed a few clarifications backed up with figures. As Yann Arthus-Bertrand explains, “What is important is not the 50% of the forests that have disappeared, but the 50% that remain. What is important today is that we are 6 billion intelligent beings who can take action. This film should make people aware that we all have a responsibility and that we can all take action at our own level”. Beyond these committed words, the film is a cinematic work in its own right. Even if the speed of some internet networks is sometimes a bit slow and interrupts or slows down the broadcast of Home, the film is so beautiful that viewing it image by image is well worth your time!
On Friday, June 5th, the national channel RDI (Réseau de l’Information) has dedicated its evening programmes to the presentation and broadcasting of the film “HOME”.
Public and free screenings are organized all around Canada thanks to the Alliances Francaises
Wednesday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. (French version)
Address: 24, Spadina Road, Toronto
One screening in English (July: date to be confirmed)
Address: 6161, Cambie Street, Vancouver