Like every story, this one has a beginning. One day, in Mali, Yann Arthus-Bertrand was the victim of a helicopter breakdown.
While waiting for the pilot, he spent the entire day in with a farmer who spoke to him, with great dignity and without complaint, of his daily life, his hopes, his fears and of his sole ambition: to feed his children.
Yann remains deeply marked by this encounter, this man to whom he felt so close.
'Human' aims to be a sensitive and loving portrait of who we are, as a community, a family but most importantly as individuals.
This documentary film will be an introspection that will try to answer the universal and ancestral question of who we are and what we aspire to.
'Human' will show the dark side of mankind but will shed light on the best of it, for we all have inside of us this will to live together. This is the message that this film will try to convey. Together,united, we can meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Thousands of testimonies
How do we live today, whether man or woman, in Pakistan, in Brazil, in Botswana, in Italy? What do we dream about? How do we fulfil ourselves, give meaning to our lives?
While this first cornerstone of the film will be universal, the second will be personal.
The aerial sequences will, in fact, be the way for Yann Arthus-Bertrand to share with us his vision of the world of men. For more than thirty years he has soared above the planet, bringing back images of unknown beauty.
Funded by non-profit foundations recognized for their public utility, Bettencourt Schueller Fundation and GoodPlanet Fundation, this film will be available to the greatest number.
The creation of HUMAN was possible thanks to the support granted by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation to GoodPlanet, covering all production costs.
The GoodPlanet Foundation will participate to this project accompanying the distribution of the movie and also producing pedagogical resources in a non-profit goal.