Monday, November 22, 2010
HOME (English with subtitles)
HOME, is one of the most important videos you will ever watch regarding the future of mankind.
man's impact on Earth is relatively recent in geologic time, yet the magnitude of our impact is stunning as seen from this perspective.
http://goodplanet.org/ Home Project http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_%282009_film%29
The narration and video quality matches any National Geographic title to date.
Home is a 2009 documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places on Earth. It shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet. The movie was released simultaneously on June 5, 2009 in cinemas across the globe, on DVD, Blu-ray, television, and on YouTube, opening in 181 countries.
The film was financed by PPR, a French multinational holding company specializing in retail shops and luxury brands, as part of their PR strategy.
Every thinking person will want to see this video, and tell the next person about it.
The documentary chronicles the present day state of the Earth, its climate and how we as the dominant species have long-term repercussions on its future. A theme expressed throughout the documentary is that of linkage—how all organisms and the Earth are linked in a "delicate but crucial" natural balance with each other, and how no organism can be self-sufficient.
To promote the documentary online, a YouTube channel known as "HomeProject" was created.
Copyright info.: Although the movie is formally under a Creative Commons license, it has no official copyright. Yann Arthus-Bertrand emphasized in a TED talk  that the movie has no copyright: "This film have [sic] no copyright. On the fifth of June, the environmental day, everyone can download the movie on Internet. The film is given for free to the distributor for TV and theater to show it the five of June. There is no business on this movie. It is available for schools, cities, NGOs and you." This means the film can be distributed, copied, uploaded, burned to DVD, etc., without restrictions if not altered or edited. ClearBits, an online digital media community, provides a torrent of the 93-minute version in high-definition mp4 format.
The film received a large response upon release, receiving over 400,000 combined views within the first 24 hours on YouTube. As of April 2010, the French, English, German, Spanish, Russian and Arabic versions on Youtube logged a total of more than 14 million views. It was shown to high ratings on channels around the world including the international network National Geographic.