Home (I) (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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Boomerang  »

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Released worldwide on June 5th, 2009 - World Environment Day - simultaneously in cinemas, on television, on DVD and on the Internet. See more »


At the end when it mention the filming locations, it says "Chili" (the French spelling), instead of "Chile". See more »


Narrator: We know that the solutions are there today. We all have the power to change. So what are we waiting for?
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The movie for ETs to study our extinction, or our escape from it.
23 August 2009 | by (China) – See all my reviews

I was gripped from start to end, at first by its breathtaking aerial footage, then progressively also by its even more breathtaking dramatic plot, which we all are living. No wonder Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent 15 years preparing for the production of Home.

The narration is top-notch, arranged in perfect logic sense and fueled with precise and profound wording, reminds me of audio versions of Scientific American. I had thought it was a pity that David Attenborough wasn't a part of this amazing project, but Glenn Close, five-time Oscar nominee, indeed gave a mesmerizing voice performance, and along with a powerful score, deeply drew me into Home's elaborate illustrations and logical reasonings.

Some might think this documentary is so emotive that it's more of a propaganda despite how fact-based it is, but isn't a subject like this meant to be emotive? No this is not the kind of documentary that presents you with non-judged information for you to consider and debate- of course it is not, it's telling you the most overwhelming and alarming truth through worldwide facts and images in a careful logic flow, and yes with a great lot of passion built in! Vastly connected with the daily life of everyone and the fate of the human race, the movie left me steeped in thoughts. Like said many times in the movie, everything is linked, I find tons of images flashing in my head rapidly after watching Home, and more importantly, now I look at them linked together in a meaningful way.

Let me put it this way, if the entire human race were to be extinct on this planet, Home would be the recording that we should bury deep underground for extra-terrestrials to find out what happened and learn the lesson of our species- it is that good.

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