Stirring people to find a new way of living together
After Home and 7 billion Others, HUMAN, the upcoming film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and the GoodPlanet Foundation, paints a sensitive portrait of humanity. Filmed in some 60 countries, 7 billion Others is based on interviews with people of all walks of life and unique aerial images. Its aim is to show that at the heart of personal stories and approaches to life are incredible resources for living together and creating a better world.
For Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the ecological, economic and social challenges of our times will only be overcome through a profound change in civilization, which can only be brought about by our individual choices and behaviors.
The aim of HUMAN is to “make us like our century” or to move people and mobilize emotional intelligence to change individual behaviors.
The chosen angle is empathy, a poignant reminder that beyond our differences, we all face the same fundamental questions in our lives and our world.
According to the director of this film, “HUMAN calls for a constructive rebellion: both against the inertia of a system that is causing damage we can no longer stand by and watch powerlessly; and for the mobilization of our creative energies to transform our destiny together.” Yann-Arthus Bertrand urges us to move toward a new ecological, humanitarian and united civilization.
Filmed in some 60 countries, HUMAN continues the story of 7 billion Others, a project already carried out by the GoodPlanet Foundation.
The film is created around two elements: personal accounts of major universal questions, and aerial images that celebrate the beauty of the world.
The film opts for very personal meetings to illustrate humanity in all its diversity, promote what links rather than separates us, and gradually lay “the essential foundations for our life together.”
Aligned with the values of its director, the purpose of the film, its general interest and its ability to raise awareness, combined with the talent of Yann Arthus-Bertrand, have led the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller to support the GoodPlanet Foundation in this project.