I’m receiving congratulatory notes – in the age of Facebook and Plaxo there is no hiding. Oh, well, I’m happy to have reached 21, at least I can get a drink now.
But June 5th is a memorable day for other reasons. This year it is the 20th anniversary of the of Tiananmen Square crackdown in China. June 5th is also World Environment Day, which this year has the theme:
Your Planet Needs You – UNite to Combat Climate Change
On this day an amazing film, simply titled HOME is released. Directed by internationally renowned French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, produced by world famous director Luc Besson and narrated by five-time Academy Award® nominee Glenn Close (Dangerous Liaisons), Home aims to change the way people see the planet and their impact on it. Shot in high definition in 54 countries and 120 locations over 217 days, the unique and first-time ever all-aerial filming style highlights the Earth’s wonders as well as its wounds and provides a necessary perspective to approach the changing environment.
The World Premiere will take place in more 100 countries and in 23 languages, with free screenings at the base of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, in New York’s Central Park, London’s Trafalgar Square and Omaha, which is North America’s host city for the United Nations World Environment Day.
And now we can share it here, as the film is available in full length, amazing quality on Youtube until June 14th, 2009.
Update: apparently the film itself is not embeddable, so all I can include here is a a video on the shooting itself. But the real film is worth clicking through and watching on Youtube – in full screen mode, ideally HD.
Enjoy. And Think.