The Most Beautiful Portrait of Earth You’ve Ever Seen [Video]

The French film-maker and photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand is to screen his environmental film “Home” for free at the Village East Cinema, New York.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand has sold more than 3 million copies of his book of photography “Earth From Above.” His latest Paris exhibition featured videos of 5,600 people photographed in 78 countries, and it attracted 150,000 visitors in just one month.

Home, a feature-length documentary which uses breathtaking HD camerawork of landmarks  to raise awareness of green issues, has been shown for free on TV and in cinemas since 2009, with the aim of reaching the greatest audience possible.

Produced by Luc Besson, the movie’s one hour and 33 minutes will give you goose bumps, taking you to 120 locations over 54 countries, showing the majestic nature of our planet in stark contrast with the effect of human industries and technology.

“Home”, $16 million dollars movie from 2009, has been screened all over the world, including Bangladesh and the headquarters of the United Nations. Over 400 million people around the world have seen it so far. With one notable exception of North Americans.

Indeed, Bertrand’s insistence on free admission to the film has made it unscreenable in US theatres. Until now! Bertrand — the first recipient of MIPTV’s Green World Award award in 2007 — has secured a week of screenings in New York city’s Village East Cinema, February 4-10.

It’s really amazing to watch it on a big screen, so we, here at highly recommend you to go if you can. If you are not lucky to be in NYC – or is not showing in a screening near you – you can watch the full movie right here. Enjoy! [ via NY Times and Gizmodo]

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