I have been moved so much by such a stunning film that I feel I should make it my mission to let everyone I know about it and urge you all to watch it.
The film in question is HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. It probably would fall into the documentary category if you had to categorise it but it is more than that and certainly a lot more than any "dry" documentary you might imagine.
HUMAN is a collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, HUMAN brings us face to face with the Other, making us reflect on our lives. From stories of everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives, these poignant encounters share a rare sincerity and underline who we are – our darker side, but also what is most noble in us, and what is universal. Our Earth is shown at its most sublime through never-before-seen aerial images accompanied by soaring music, resulting in an ode to the beauty of the world, providing a moment to draw breath and for introspection.
HUMAN is a politically engaged work which allows us to embrace the human condition and to reflect on the meaning of our existence.
Here is a link to the YouTube site which breaks the film down into 4 parts – an introduction and 3 x 1hr 20min sections
The photo was not taken by me, she is one of the many interviewees from the film.
I really do urge everyone to watch and share this film.