Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I just watched a film called HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (famous for his Earth from Above series). The film combines a series of breath-taking aerial footage taken around the globe with an equally breath-taking soundtrack. With narration by Glenn Close, the movie tells a story about... us, not just "us" as in nations or ethnicity, not even about us as a species, but about all of "us" on this planet. It is about how we are different, how we are alike... and most importantly, how we are all linked (really how humans have impacted all life on Earth, negatively of course). Whether you believe in the message or not (I for one, definitely believe), it is definitely a film worth watching and listening. Just stop for a moment and think about the resources we are using wasting each day.

Just watching the footage makes me wonder... will beautiful sights I've captured this past year still be there next year for people to experience for themselves? How about 5 years? 10? 30 years from now? Will my kids be able to experience New Zealand the same way I did? See the glaciers? Auroras? Crystal clear lakes perfectly reflecting the snow capped mountains? Will I be able to continue to travel, see some of the sights captured in the movie for myself? Nothing is more amazing than Earth's natural beauty. I hope we can all continue to capture its magnificence as well as its beauty for generations to come.

Here is the YouTube channel for the HOME http://www.youtube.com/homeproject
Definitely worth checking it out, at the very least, enjoy the spectacular footage gathered here.