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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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Yann Arthus-Bertrand ... Narrator (voice)
Glenn Close ... Narrator (voice)
Jacques Gamblin ... Narrator (voice)
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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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France

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French | English | Russian | Spanish | German

Release Date:

5 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boomerang See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The 2011 film 'The Tree of Life' by Terrence Malick used some shots from 'Home' with permission. They appear during the creation scene and a few other sequences. See more »

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In the facts section, the text for the 10th fact reads, "The average temperature of the last 15 years have been the highest ever recorded." It should read has, not have (or temperatures, not temperature). 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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Where are we going?
3 September 2009 | by Gethin Van HaanrathSee all my reviews

Home is a documentary about Earth, humanity, nature, where we're going and what we've been. Shot in 54 countries with aerial footage it's a combination of all the navel-gazing movies we've seen lately like Planet Earth and Baraka. Like a guilty abusive adult, we're now taking a closer look at ourselves, what we've done to the planet and what we've to ourselves.

That's in large part what the first 3/4 of the movie is about. Showing different locations on Earth, the stunning gliding shots of our planet's more beautiful locations as well as the terrible damage we've caused. In that way it's much different than Baraka and Planet Earth, the two films I compared this to. This movie talks about humans, not just their achievements but the economic chaos we've wrought on each other.

The vast differences in class structure in the west from the east. The vast amounts of wealth owned by 2% of the population. Starvation, disease, war, are all covered in this documentary. It's not just about the nature but the capitalist system which has destroyed the planet and brought humanity to its knees.

Many of these changes have occurred in the past 50-100 years. Vast change which is increasing to the point where urbanization is epidemic all over the planet. The melting icecaps are also covered in very nice detail. The consequences are of course very grim. Some of this information I knew but it's good to be reminded how we live in the western world which is rapidly destroying the planet and taking all the innocent passengers along with us.

The movie was released on the internet, television and internet on the same day. It's on YouTube in its entirety, but I downloaded a high quality version from One Big Torrent which was very nice to watch.

Probably one of the best movies of 2009 and one of the best documentaries of the year as well. I highly recommend it.


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