Synopses & Reviews
Over the past three years, Yann Arthus-Bertrand and the GoodPlanet Foundation have gathered more than 2,000 interviews in 70 countries, while capturing portraits and aerial photographs. Human explores fundamental themesandmdash;Justice, Tolerance, Poverty, War, Happiness, and moreandmdash;and each chapter includes excerpts from interviews and essays written by eminent journalists and human rights activists. The book will launch simultaneously with the movie, which will be distributed worldwide for free, with screenings at the United Nations in New York as well as in major international cities. With its collection of inspiring, spectacular images, allied to the unforgettable testimonies of mankindandmdash;Human is a landmark achievement in documentary film and book publishing, a compelling portrait of humanity at the beginning of the 21st century.
The latest project from bestselling photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand,6 Billion Others
presents the photographic portraits and transcribed responses of 500 men and women, interviewed on video over the past six years. This understated yet compelling look at ways of life both familiar and strange creates an instructive, affecting biography of modern humanity. Inspired by the idea that "every single person has got something interesting to say, and every single person has the right to say it," Arthus-Bertrand created a questionnaire of 40 prompts on universal topics such as family, happiness, money, and love, and dispatched six filmmakers to interview more than 5,000 subjects in 75 countries around the world. About one-tenth of the resulting 3,500 hours of film is available online, with subtitles.
About the Author
s more than 40 books include the multimillion-copy international bestseller Earth From Above
. His photography regularly appears in magazines such as National Geographic, Life, GEO,
and Sierra Magazine.
He is the chairman of GoodPlanet, a nonprofit association for the promotion of sustainable development. He also directed a series of four, 2-hour documentaries based on Earth From Above
and is the director of the film Home.
He lives in France.