You're probably all familiar with that coffee table sensation known as Earth from Above. I think I may have received about three copies as gifts, for good reason.
Famed photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand captured the Earth in a way that we had never seen before -- colorful patterns, shapes, and geometries that one could only see from several thousand feet in the air.
Now on June 5 that book is coming to the big screen (and the little screen) in a film called HOME. An unprecedented cinematic event, the film will be released on the same day in over 50 countries. What is even more interesting is it will also be released in multiple formats simultaneously -- movie, TV (Nat Geo), DVD and on the web (YouTube).
The producer's goal is to raise awareness about the ways in which human civilization is reshaping the planet faster than we know:
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, but it's too late to be a pessimist: humanity has barely 10 years to reverse the trend, become aware of the full extent of its spoliation of the Earth's riches and change its patterns of consumption.
The film is only showing in certain cities in the U.S. You can find out where it is playing and download the cool poster on the HOME website.
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