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Home (2009)

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With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.
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With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

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A Stunning Visual Portrayal of Earth


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The 2014 film 'Lucy' written/directed by Luc Besson, used many images sequences from 'Home' with permission. They appear early in the film, during the university lecture given by Morgan Freeman, and in some later sequences. See more »

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Narrator: The cost of our actions is high. Others pay the price without having been actively involved. I have seen refugee camps as big as cities,sprawling in the desert. How many men, women and children will be left by the wayside tomorrow? Must we always build walls to break the chain of human solidarity, separate peoples and protect the happiness of some from the misery of others?
Narrator: It's too late to be a pessimist. I know that a single human can knock down every wall. It's too late to be a pessimist. ...
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A wake up call.. for all of us
5 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is my first review on IMDb ever, but I thought this documentary deserved it. The cinematography of this documentary is amazing, even the images of pollution of the environment that humans have caused look remarkably appealing to the eye. But this documentary is much more than a stream of beautiful images from across the world.

The message that the documentary contains is a strong one: unlike our nations, our ecosystem doesn't have any borders. As humans organized in nation states, we spend 12 times as much on weapons to defend ourselves from each other than we spend on aid for the poorest. The effects of the exploitation of our shared ecosystem will affect us all and will hit those who already face the toughest circumstances the hardest. The problems that our world faces, cannot be solved by any country alone. Too long have we focused on what separates us as citizens of specific countries, without realizing that we are all bound together as human beings. Without a rapidly growing global awareness of the situation we are facing, we will leave a much harsher environment for our children, in which natural resources on which we all depend will become increasingly scarce.

I am a student in my twenties; the state the world is in today, is how my generation will inherit it, before we will have had the chance to have any effect on this trend. Can this really be the inheritance of a generation that dedicated itself to peace, love and happiness? Maybe. Or maybe it's not too late just yet. You might still be a skeptic about the message the documentary tries to convey after reading my comments, but I promise you this: it will be much harder to be skeptic about that message after having watched Home.


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