“Home” a Must-See Film

February 9, 2011

The 2009 documentary film Home by French photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand is his love letter to the planet earth and its inhabitants. As an artist, I was swept away by the stunning beauty unfolding before me on the screen. Shot entirely with aerial photography, I was uncertain at first whether I was looking at a magnificent painting or the earth itself! But as someone deeply concerned about the swift changes happening in our environment it was with a heavy heart that I watched the evidence of what man has done to our Mother Earth in such a short amount of time.

This film has been widely distributed throughout the world but because Yann Arthus-Bertrand did not make his film for profit, he has been unable to get it distributed here in the US. For the first time, Home is being shown (for free!) through Thursday, February 10th here in NYC at the Village East Cinema. If you are lucky enough to live here, please take the time to go. For those of you who cannot attend, you can help spread the word by organizing your own screening in your town. Simply go to the Home website to get involved.

Perhaps so that we don’t bury our heads in the sand out of sheer frustration, Yann ends his film with a focus on optimism, showing what has been done and what can be done if we are to exist on this precious planet. There’s no time to lose.

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