Green Screeners – we will be showing Yann Arthurs Bertrand’s stunningly beautiful movie called HOME released in June 2009.
The film is a travel notebook, showing landscapes captured from above. Looking down from the sky, we follow water currents, roads and bio-diverse communities across borders and cultures to embrace a complex situation in one, emotion-filled glance. Home invites us to stop for a moment, take a hard look, and consider our impact.
“Home” was released to the public in a most unusual way. On World Environment Day (June 5th, 2009) it launched in 50 countries and was put onto the internet for free viewing. You can watch the whole documentary online via the official movie site on youtube: www.youtube.com/homeproject (but make no mistake – the imagery when viewed on the big screen is beyond compare with a computer screen of any size).
Yann Arthus-Bertrand the photographer behind the film offers these words: “We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, to avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being. For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film. HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.” – Yann Arthus-Bertrand, GoodPlanet President
People who have watched this film has been effulgent in their praise. This following appeared on www.yeeeeee.com – a showcase of designers, photographers and artists.
“With the goal to share a new perspective on the need for sustainability, Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes us on an original journey around the planet. Contemplating its beauty through the eyes of the filmmaker, we learn about the treasures Earth offers and marks we leave behind.
Conceived through a meeting of minds of three men, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Luc Besson and François-Henri Pinault, Home’s objective is to inspire global action by raising awareness of our shared responsibility for the planet and all of its inhabitants.”
The movie is suitable for all ages. Feel free to invite your friends.
Venue – Grey Lynn Community Centre (510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn)
Time – 7:30pm Friday 25th September
The running time is 1 hr 33 mins.