Wednesday, January 27, 2010

a date with mother earth

In conjunction with the World Environment Day last year on June 5th, Yann Arthus-Bertrand's documentary called Home has been released in over 50 countries across the world in cinema, and also on Youtube. Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrands is well known for his aerial photographs of the earth. This time, he has brought the same skill into this documentary, but this time the images are moving and have a very clear message to the viewer: the Earth, a place we call home, is in danger, and we homo sapiens are largely responsible.

As the movie starts, this is the opening monologue that captured my attention.


Listen to me, please. You're like me. A Homo sapiens. A wise human. Life. A miracle in the Universe appeared around 4 billion years ago. And we humans, only 2 hundred thousand years ago. Yet, we have succeeded in disrupting the balance that is so essential to life. Listen carefully to this extraordinary story, which is yours, and decide what you want to do with it.

The documentary starts by taking the you back to the beginning of time, and explains how and when life on Earth came about. We learn, for example, that the world took four billion years old to be built, whereas humans are only 200,000 years old, and we are starting to destroy the beauty of mother nature. In the relatively short time we have been around, however, we have had brought more impact than any other species in earth. In the last 50 years alone, the movie says, the Earth has been more radically changed than by all previous generations of humanity.

Home is still available on the internet if you still haven’t watch it, the link is attached to the picture above. Bare in mind that Home is an hour and a half long documentary so it would take a while to load the whole
YouTube video, i will suggest you to wait till it’s finish loading and watch it. Watch the whole video, and start a living that would actually help saving mother nature.




till then





1 comment:

JH said...

Loads of grammatical errors everywhere. Please revise and also decide if it's a movie or a documentary. And since you're doing a review on this film, you do not want to tell your readers that you didn't actually watch the entire film. "I've seen a few footage of this film and i think mother earth is really amazing at times."

I wouldn't say it is a good post. It feels like a rushed work. Not interesting, no attempt at grabbing my attention, please utilize more than just pathos... to list a few.

I like that you had a monologue quoted from the film, and some scientific facts and figures. However, it would be better if you would provide some links to a few credible sources other than the film itself, considering that you are submitting this as an academic piece.

That's all.