Thursday, June 4, 2009

Home: Earth From Above to Air Friday 6/5

Home: Earth From Above Creator's Documentary To Air Friday 6/5

Source: Huffington Post

"Home," a documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, renowned photographer of "Earth From Above" fame, will air this Friday on the National Geographic Channel at 9 p.m. It is also being shown at discounted rates in some theaters, for free in open-air screenings, on YouTube and 80 TV channels, and sold, sometimes at a discount, on DVDs around the world.

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This Friday is World Environment Day and the big event will be the global premiere of the environmental film Home. Narrated by Glenn Close and directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the photographer and author of Earth From Above, the film can be seen in movie theaters, on DVD, and for free on television and the Internet.

The documentary about environmental issues, which was filmed in 50 countries and shot entirely from the sky in high definition, is a commentary on the major environmental and social issues challenging our world and calls for a new awareness that protecting the earth is indispensable. The premise: In 200,000 years on Earth, humanity has upset the balance of the planet, established by nearly four billion years of evolution. The price to pay is high as humankind has barely 10 years to reverse the trend, become aware of the full extent of the Earth’s riches and change its patterns of consumption.

Arthus-Bertrand’s collaborators on the project were producer/director Luc Besson and Francois-Henri Pinault, the chief executive of the French luxury group PPR, which is the majority shareholder of PUMA and the world exclusive partner for the film.

“Creating awareness of our environment’s emergency state is crucial and the first step for an improved handling of our natural resources,” Jochen Zeitz, chairman and CEO of PUMA, said in a statement. “In line with our PUMAVision concept, PUMA has implemented numerous environmental initiatives through various programs that aim at reducing our ‘paw print’ — the effects that PUMA’s operations and actions have on the environment. The Home film inspires us to work towards making a positive contribution to our planet.”

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"Have you ever considered how much the blooming flowers, the singing birds, the laughter of children, the contentment of our neighbors and the silent joy of the earth and sky impact and contribute to our happiness and peace of mind? Focus on that and when you quiet your worries, you will hear the song of the new world." ~Author unknown to me.

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