Movie recommendation – “Home”

Posted June 4th, 2009 by konrad

Earth - Eastern Hemisphere - photo is in the public domainHere comes just a quick movie recommendation of a film that I haven’t even seen so far but am quite excited about. I am talking about the documentary “Home” by the French journalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand. It captures the beauty and diversity of the earth and shows the negative impact of the human culture in aerial shots. The combination of images and sounds are mind blowing. Only when watching the trailer or the making-of of parts of it I got goose bumps. Another really special thing about the movie is that it will be released world wide at the same time (5th June, 2009, 00:00 UTC+2 … so basically in some minutes) in cinemas, some TV channels and on Youtube. In a recent TED talk Yann Arthus-Bertrand mentioned that the movie “has no copyright” – I haven’t found any other source confirming this but I hope that this movie will be published in the public domain or at least under a Creative Commons license. Well, lets see. They could have made it available via bittorrent but this still give some negative association in some circles so Youtube is a company-clean way, I guess (or they want to make money with the HD versions). Anyhow, I am looking forward to it and organized a little get-together to watch it tomorrow evening.

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