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A combination of first-person stories and exclusive aerial images, HUMAN is a unique documentary. This sensitive experience is an introspection into whom we are today as a community but also and most importantly as an individual. Through wars, inequalities, discriminations, HUMAN confronts us with the realities and the diversity of our human conditions. Beyond this darker side, testimonies show the empathy and the solidarities which we are capable of. All these contradictions are ours and HUMAN leads us to reflect about the future we wish to give to people and the planet today. Filmed in 60 countries during two years, HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand draws a portrait of nowaday’s Humanity.
|Studio :||Bettencourt Schuller Foundation, GoodPlanet Foundation,|
|Crew :||Cinematography, Cinematography,|
Life starts again every day---It was one of the most impressive papers I watched. Everyone is different and this difference is life.
The documentary which I watched from starting to the last title of end credits---It is full of human emotions, human values, compassion and stunning visuals. One can meet many persons from different corners of this planet who have a common ideology called humanity. It is very informative and one can experience almost all major human problems, can hear from the words of persons who may be victims or creators. The aerial and ground views of different parts of the planet like erupting lava, desert sand dunes, garbage area, etc. are at the peaks of its awesomeness.
The definition of being a person, of being human...---This film is a definite masterpiece that can surely bring some pretty deep feelings in everyone's mind. Even tough I am not fully competent of understanding each and every one of those feelings I did learn quite a valuable lesson: Individually we are different but there is only one whole we can make and that is humanity itself. The movie consists of stories, little life stories that through their simplicity altogether with the atmosphere created by the people themselves make a great place to understand what life really is and how life differs from one person to another. It really forms an opinion on every single aspect of life like: poverty, love, feelings and death. The overall quality of the movie is amazing, not only by how the general structure is build but also from an emotional perspective. Moreover, watching each and every one of those people telling their stories gives you an opportunity to catch a glimpse in their life. Combining that with the wonderful collection of music and sceneries you are persuaded to endorse the idea of life thriving everywhere and in every condition. The stories are said through an interview form, the focus being strictly on the teller. The black background and the silence that surrounds gives a very deep view in those people lives, but here is where Yann Arthus- Bertrand's genius comes on. He makes us see and understand those ideas right from the people' s mind and perspective. To sum up, I can definitely recommend this documentary to absolutely anyone who wants to take a moment and enjoy the vastness of life and world. One small detail I want to say is that I have seen the three part version which in my opinion is very suitable to many people because it give you time to understand each one very easily.
The best documentary of the moment---Yann Arthus-Bertrand made the choice to give up completely to let the words of these men and women, freely frolic, opening their testimonies to the universal. To those who will oppose the length, the slowness of this film, I would advise them to slip into the meditative contemplation of these images, so little season in 2015, to my chagrin ...There are these battered women who have risen up after the torture, this prisoner who is waiting on death row and questioning the meaning of life, these former soldiers devastated by the violence lived, those survivors of the bombings or Of the death camps in Cambodia, those homosexuals who lived only in rejection, this former soldier who says his desire to kill again, those fixed glances which sometimes say madness or obsession. Everywhere, pain, suffering, death, the labor of an absolutely dramatic life, poverty that can not be imagined, the soil that a father joins, defeated, unable to feed his children.There are also these smiles, those shining skins, those deep eyes-black, blue, gold-those wonderful and vivid colors (the black skin of that African beauty under her pink veil) Happiness of the family, love, the beauty of the world that knows how to show oneself to those who really know how to look: Yann Arthus-Bertrand has managed the feat of showing us how similar we are all in the same boat- Earth...Two moments have reversed me: when a father in tears says that only the Love of the Other can save the world (Buddhism does not say anything else) and, towards the end, this black woman , Who confesses to living in poverty and offers to those who watch her to exchange their lives with hers, just to see ..A magnificent documentary, served by landscapes on the border of the real as they are magical (waves, deserts, Mongolian plains ... and this image of ending like tree of blood in the snow, or blood vessels caught in the Ice, breathtaking), which delivers existential, metaphysical and universal truths that will open up all those who will take the time to let themselves be embarked, to let their human sensibility take the helm.Thank you, Mr. Arthus-Bertrand, thank you for giving us this gift, even if it is not received without tears ...
Indeed a very human work---"Human" is a 2015 movie by French filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand and even if he is already over 70, he has not made movies for as long as you would expect, namely over 10 years according to IMDb. The film we have here is in all kinds of languages, so unless you are a true linguistic talent, you sill definitely need subtitles. as for the runtime, there are several indications. The version I watched at the theaters ran for 2 hours 30 minutes exactly pretty much, but I found versions that are 15 minutes shorter and according to IMDb, it is actually over three hours long, so it probably depends on the quantity of interview footage included how long your version will be. Anyway, with this description i already talk about what this film is essentially all about, namely interviews with random people of both sexes, all age groups from all over the planet. We find out about their past, their hopes, their dreams, their work and their life in general. There is nothing specific about this film at all. Sometimes, the issues the people talk about are similar, but everybody offers a different perspective on a subject. And sadly, what we can take from this film as one of the major lessons is that injustice and inequality are still so existent and probably always will be. But there are also moments when it is an uplifting movie, for example when you hear from people who give great spiritual messages, but there are also statements that you will not share at all. For me this was true when it comes to a guy and how he imagines women in his life. But the good thing is that it is all entirely subjective. It is these people's choice and you should not judge them for anything they say, just like you would not want to be judged by any of them.I will talk about some of my favorite moments now. I really like the almost last guy with his reference about saying "thank you" at your death bed. And what he says is probably something we all should desire to achieve, even if it is of course really difficult to see the light in the face of difficult unsatisfying situations in your life. Life itself is a great gift and we all are not even close to being as grateful as we should be for it. Another part I liked is the one coming from the former President of Uruguay when he talks about happiness. He refers to being humble as a core component in terms of finding it and I couldn't agree more. I think his statement is spot-on and I second everything he says. I believe that if you set new goals all the time and really want to achieve them so badly, then it's nothing too positive. Of course, ambition is important, but too much of it can be really destructive in my opinion. Happiness has a lot to do with humbleness and there are many many people who may never find it because they just can't get enough. Of course, on the other side, a certain level of necessities is crucial to have a life to enjoy and here I am talking about basic stuff mostly, but not exclusively. But back to this film, it was enjoyable throughout, had some really good moments, especially the ending for example. I would not call it one of my favorite films of the year, but I certainly recommend it.