Narrator: We know that the solutions are there today. We all have the
power to change. So what are we waiting for?
eco-conscious viewers, and welcome to Planet Earth: Our Loving Home.
Today we present Part 1 of a three part series featuring the acclaimed
2009 documentary “Home” directed by world famous French photographer
He is particularly renowned for his
aerial photography. Entranced by the beauty of nature, Mr. Arthus
Bertrand has taken scores of photographs of majestic landscapes from
helicopters and hot air balloons.
established the GoodPlanet Foundation in 2005. The Foundation focuses on
raising public awareness of global warming and helps to implement
various innovative programs to offset carbon emissions.
his commitment to the planet, the United Nations Environment Programme
presented him with the “Champions of the Earth” award and appointed him
as a Goodwill Ambassador in 2009.
Bertrand: I think that as
journalists, we have a real power of informing and certainly this title
of “Goodwill Ambassador” will allow me to do things perhaps I could not
Arthus-Bertrand Respected French photographer, director, and
environmentalist United Nations Environment Programme Goodwill
“Home” explores issues impacting our planet’s
viability such as the environmental devastation caused by the livestock
industry, serious water shortages, rapidly rising sea levels, dependency
on fossil fuels,and the severe depletion of natural resources.
high definition aerial views of our abode, the documentary clearly
illustrates the extent to which our precious Earth has been enormously
damaged by humanity’s actions.
The film’s ultimate message is
that we have onlya few short years left to reverse the tremendous
destruction. Home was filmed on location in 54 countries over a period
of 18 months, generating 488 hours of footage in the process.
was done using helicopter-mounted high definition Cineflex cameras that
are able to record moving images smoothly. True to Home’s eco-ideals,
the producers mitigated the emissions released during the making of it
through carbon offsets.
It took approximately three years for
the 93-minute documentary to be finally completed. On June 5, 2009,
coinciding with World Environment Day, Home premiered in over 100
The producers say it is the first movie ever to be
released simultaneously through all media channels, including theaters,
TV, DVD, and Internet and across five continents.
offered free screenings and it was on shown on big screens at the Champ
de Mars in Paris, France as well as in London, England and New York,
In France, 8 million viewers watched Home on France2
Television the day it debuted.
As a gift to the world, the work is
distributed free of charge and is available for viewing on the website
HOST: We now present Part 1 of the landmark
documentary, “Home” with narration by award-winning US actress Glenn
For more details on the “Home,” please visit www.Home-2009.com