Shot in 60 countries over the course of three years, HUMAN’s ambitiously produced and deeply humanistic documentary film debuted simultaneously on September 12th 2015 at the United Nations and at the Venice Film Festival.In a recent statement, Yann Arthus-Bertrand said: “I dreamed of a film in which the power of words would resonate with the beauty of the world. Putting the ills of humanity at the heart of my work - poverty, war, immigration, homophobia - I made certain choices. Committed, political choices. But the men talked to me about everything: their difficulty in growing as well as their love and happiness. This richness of the human word lies at the heart of HUMAN. The movie relates the voices of all those, men and women, who entrusted me with their stories. And it becomes their messenger.”
Working with a dedicated team of translators, journalists and cameramen, Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,020 women and men in 60 countries and 63 languages. These profoundly personal and emotional accounts are interspersed with stunning aerial footage that offers critical insight into life on earth. More than a film, HUMAN’s narratively high reaching project consists in the experience of an immersive and inspirational odyssey, a movement to encourage reflection on the human condition, ignite a conversation around the meaning of our existence, and empower people to make social change.