Who we are

„I am one man among seven billion others. For the past 40 years, I have been photographing our planet and its human diversity, and I have the feeling that humanity is not making any progress. We are still incapable of living together. Why? I didn’t look for an answer in statistics or analysis, but in man himself. Today, it is in eyes, in faces and in words that I see a forceful means of reflecting the human soul.“ Yann Arthus-Bertrand, renowned photographer and director, is driven by the question of what it really means to be human. A unique combination of testimonies and self-reflection, the documentary “Human” analyses the lives of people on our planet that have been torn apart by wars and conflicts and at the same time maintained by empathy and solidarity. For three years, Yann Arthus-Bertrand travelled the world to interview over 2000 people in 70 countries and to photograph their environments. The interviews are complemented by contributions from journalists and human rights activists. HUMAN is a powerful portrait of mankind that reflects on topics such as women, justice, tolerance, poverty, war and happiness from different perspectives and reveals the differences and similarities that lie in the unknown and ultimately in our own self. A film intended to be seen by the world. The GoodPlanet foundation, initiated by Arthus-Bertrand, is committed to making this film accessible to as many people as possible. It’s being screened in cinemas, schools, the Internet and even at the UN General Assembly. All three parts of the documentary are available for free and in full HD on the YOUTUBE channel. What makes us human beings? What defines humanity? How do we become who we are? How much of us is part of seven billion others?
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