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Our Home, the dying planet

  • Jan 26, 2010
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Going around the World in almost 2 hour and seeing what no one has ever seen before. Up in the air mostly and through Yann Arthus-Bertrand's eyes. It is riveting and breathtaking.
The landscapes are what I've never seen before. Yann Arthus-Bertrand captures it all in this film as well as he did in his series of books, if not more. With moving images across the globe, his lenses offer stunning views of our planet. Glenn Close narrated it from an environmentalist point of view. How the world has heated up due to global warming. Carbon Dioxide is the crime. We humans, the protagonists and the victims.

All these topics were discussed and covered in the film. 
  1. Deforestation (one of principal causes of global warming)
  2. Agriculture
  3. Transport
  4. Industry
  5. Forest Fires

It is a case of climatic time bomb. Greenhouse effect is taking its toll on the planet and if not reversible by this decade, we are in unknown territory when the precarious balance is tipped. 

What will humanity do in the next decade is crucial to mankind surviving the future.  I came away appreciating the beauty of our planet, of life. We have shaped the earth without even realizing it. What we do to it, we conveniently ignore the consequences.

All of us on Lunch.com are the luckiest people in the world. 1 billion in the world has no cleaning drinking water, 1 billion goes hungry every day.

Renewable Energy.
Cultivate the sun.
New awareness.
Denmark & Wind Power.

It's all about carbon. The atmosphere heating up. Arctic icecaps melting. Some evidence that the ices in the poles will be melted totally in the waters by 2015, latest 2030. The balance of nature has been disrupted!

Yann Arthus-Betrand

If you are a fan of Yann, you will love this signature film. It has his trademark from beginning to end. You will enjoy views from up high and seeing the world you've never had a chance to see before, even if you're a world traveler. Patterns, formations, the land, the sea... you see them all in this film. I wish I was seeing it in an Imax/Omnimax, believe it or not. It is an inspiring film, even if you are merely interested in its artistic aspect. It is well narrated and it is something for keeps. It is also a wake up call. It is a MUST-SEE! 

As a world traveler, I love that this film covers more than 50 countries (I didn't actually count but I'm sure more than that as it seems every corner of the world has been covered!). Lake Powell, Sahara, Greenland, Mount Bromo in Indonesia, Kenya, New Zealand, Mauritania, Easter Island, everywhere! Icebergs, polar bears, whales, geysers, volcanoes, you name it, you will see it.

So, go grab a copy of Blu-ray Disc. It's well worth it!

Highly recommended for all ages!

The entire film is now available on Youtube: 
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February 01, 2010
Loved your pictures.
January 31, 2010
Stunning pictures, and great commentary.  We really are the protagonists, as well as the victims, and need to change our ways.  Thanks for this eye-opening review!
January 29, 2010
Thanks for the great review. I meant to see this film masterpiece but haven't gotten around to it, thanks for the reminder! 
January 31, 2010
It has got some of the best visuals ever!
February 02, 2010
The entire video is available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU
February 08, 2010
Oh, thanks!
January 27, 2010
pretty cool and environmental heavy! nice. How about making a list of places you haven't been to?
January 27, 2010
Great idea! Coming up soon! LOL....
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Quick Tip by . January 26, 2010
Amazing landscapes and photography by renowned Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Stunning visuals & informative film. Must See!
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 Home is a 2009 documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places on Earth. It shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet. The movie was released simultaneously on June 5, 2009 in cinemas across the globe, on DVD, Blu-ray, television, and on YouTube. Opening in 181 countries, the film broke the world record for the largest film release in history. The film was financed by PPR, a French multinational holding company specializing in retail shops and luxury brands, as part of their PR strategy.
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Cast: Glenn Close
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2009
Runtime: 118 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox

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