Thursday, February 23
Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Run time of selected excerpt: 1 hour, 25 minutes
"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 can't always manage to live together. Why is that? I didn't look for an answer in statistics or analysis, but in man himself." Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Director
Human is a collection of stories 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.
(Source: Official film site, http://www.human-themovie.org/)
Note: Human is a 3 hour, 10 minute documentary, and is based upon interviews with more than 2000 people around the world. You can view the film in its entirety on YouTube. We are showing Volume 2 of the Extended Version, which focuses on the themes of war, forgiving, homosexuality, inclusion and hope.
There will be no speaker. Instead, we ask that you leave in silence, and contemplate for several minutes what you have just experienced in the context of your personal beliefs and values.