Human (sold out)

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SAT 24 SEP  | 5:45pm  /  Singapore Premiere

FRANCE 2015
200 mins
M18 (Some Mature Content)
English and French with English subtitles
Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand


Synopsis

Kakuzeho-NAMIBIA_webOver a span of three years, emotional life stories were collected from more than 2,000 women and men in 60 countries in an attempt to answer the question: What is it that makes us human?

The result is Human, a documentary film that weaves together heartfelt testimonies from freedom fighters in Ukraine, farmers in Mali, death row inmates in the United States, and more — on the struggles and triumphs that unite us all: love, death, happiness, homophobia, war, poverty, and the future of our planet.

Through exclusive aerial footage showing our planet Earth at its most sublime, this epic record of our collective human experience allows us to embrace the human condition and redefine the meaning of our existence.


Director’s Bio

Walaa-LEBANON_webFrench photographer, filmmaker, journalist and environmentalist, Yann Arthus-Bertrand started his career photographing lions in Kenya in the 1980s. In 2006, he started the television documentary series Vu Du Ciel, exploring environmental problems, before embarking on his debut feature film, Home (2009), about the state of our planet. He directed Forest (2001) and Desertification (2012) for the United Nations, and co-directed A Thirsty World (2012) which narrates the history of water and the water crisis of our century. For Rio + 20, Yann co-directed the film Planet Ocean (2012). Terra (2015) retells the incredible story of life on Earth. A renowned specialist in aerial photography, Yann is recognised worldwide as one of the most important and respected environmentalists of our time.


Director’s Statement

I dreamed of a film in which the power of words would resonate with the beauty of the world. Putting the ills of humanity at the heart of my work – poverty, war, immigration, homophobia – I made certain choices. Committed, political choices. But the subjects talked to me about everything: their difficulty in growing as well as their love and happiness. This richness of the human word lies at the heart of Human. This film relates the voices of all the men and women who entrusted me with their stories. And it becomes their messenger.