If you want a new and thought-provoking nature documentary, check out "Earth." The documentary is a biography of Earth and man's relationship with it. It covers wildlife, farmland, and urban slums to show how we have changed so much of the Earth's surface.
The footage is in HD quality and absolutely stunning. The film uses mostly aerial shots, which works really well. From hundreds of feet above, the camera captures the vast scale of human change to the planet. I saw things that I had always heard about, such as shrimp aquaculture, but never grasped how huge and destructive the practice could be until seeing a shrimp farm from above. Likewise, seeing the rows upon rows of McMansion-style houses in Beijing was a scary indicator o what to expect as China continues to grow.
My only problem with the documentary is that it is pretty depressing. The sheer scale of human activity and damage to the environment is numbing. Sadly, it is probably accurate in its doomsaying, but "Home" may simply leave viewers with a sense of hopelessness rather than a conviction to change our ways.
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 … more
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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.