HUMAN (2015)

What is it that makes us human? Is it our emotions or our brain? Is it our capability to evolve or our curiosity? Love, cry, laugh, compassion, hate, thinking, understanding? What of all these determine us being humans?

Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand (he directed also HOME) spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. He worked with a dedicated team of translators, journalists and cameramen in order to capture deeply personal and emotional accounts of topics that unite us all like poverty, war, homophobia, and the future of our planet mixed with moments of love and happiness.

The film consists of three parts:
Part 1: deals with the themes of love, women, work and poverty.
Part 2: deals with the themes of war, forgiving, homosexuality, family and life after death.
Part 3: deals with the themes of happiness, education, disability, immigration, corruption and the meaning of life.

Five years after the success of ‘HOME’, seen by more than 600 million people, and following the ‘7 billion Others’ project, Yann Arthus-Bertrand decided to deal with humans this time. The starting point was a Yann's experience when his helicopter broke down and while he was waiting for the pilot, he spent the entire day in with a farmer who spoke to him, with great dignity and without complaint, of his daily life, his hopes, his fears and of his sole ambition: to feed his children. Yann remains deeply marked by this encounter, this man to whom he felt so close.

HUMAN shows the dark side of mankind but sheds light on the best of it, for we all have inside of us this will to live together. This is the message that this film tries to convey along with our faith to humanity. Together, united, we can meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. We all need to watch it!

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