Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years filming interviews with 2000 people in 60 countries to try to address some of the most basic questions about our ‘humanity’.
In the course of these exceptional films the many individuals express their personal view about what have been important aspects of their lives, their views about life, love and many other things. Many stories relate to the challenges that trying to be a human requires each person to deal with, some are terribly sad, others are beacons of hope, all might touch something deep inside the viewer.
By turns sad, beautiful, heartwarming, harrowing, spirit-enhancing this wonderful collection of ordinary humans expressing their thoughts and feelings is something that — given the right attitude and approach — we should all watch and can all benefit from.
Arthus-Bertrand’s incredibly beautifully filmed compositions alternate between the interviews and simply stunning footage of aerial observations of many parts of the world, from bustling cities to barren snowscapes, accompanied by a perfectly chosen soundtrack representing the music of many cultures with fine additional music from Armand Amar.
If you manage to restrain the tears within the first ten minutes of watching ‘volume 1’ alone, in this web edition, you are made of sterner stuff than me!
This marvellous project is certainly an emotional roller-coaster ride but one that is not to be missed. Many thanks due to Yann Arthus-Bertrand for taking on this worthwhile and immense task:
Volume 1 (1 hour 23 min):
Volume 2 (1 hour 26 min):
Volume 3 (1 hour 33 min):