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A collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human.
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Credited cast:
Luis Cancu Luis Cancu ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Atman Atman ... Himself, Haiti
Berthony Berthony ... Himself
Bruno Bruno ... Himself
Frezno ... Himself, USA
Ian Ian ... Himself, Australia
Estima Joseph Estima Joseph ... Himself
Leonard Leonard ... Himself, USA
Maria Maria ... Herself, Brazil
Pepe Mujica Pepe Mujica ... Himself, Uruguay
Don Mullan Don Mullan ... Himself
Qusai Qusai ... Himself, Jordan
Sophie Sophie ... Herself
Tjimuremo Tjimuremo ... Herself, Namibia
Yevgeny Yevgeny ... Himself, Russia
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A collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human.

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Documentary

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Country:

France

Release Date:

12 September 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek See more »

Filming Locations:

Afghanistan See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,407
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(theatrical) | (TV) | (short theatrical) | (Blu-ray) | (Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

This movie exists in several versions for several uses and platforms: The theatrical version (191 minutes), a shorter theatrical version (143 minutes), a TV version for French TV station France 2 (131 minutes) and an extended version on YouTube (263 minutes divided into three parts). See more »

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The antidote to prejudice: Human shows how we're all connected
21 November 2015 | by BirsaySee all my reviews

My favorite film of 2015. Spanning dozens and dozens of countries and languages, Yann Arthus-Bertrand's Human is a mission to explore our humanity. The three-year project interviewed some 2,000 people and got them to tell their own personal, emotional stories about things most significant in their lives—love, war, poverty, happiness—things to which we all can relate. It's a masterpiece. And the entire film has been released online for free.

The format is simple. Clean, candid close-up interview shots spaced with gorgeous slow-motion aerials backed by a powerful score. It's beautiful. And it had me eagerly awaiting each new story to be told. I've heard it all before in one form or another. But the format makes it easy for us to listen—really listen—to so many people from so many different backgrounds. These stories here can echo so deeply and with such a strong feeling that we are all connected—if you choose to allow them. With this, the film is unforgettable.

This is a film that matters. It has no plot. No drama, no storyline, no action. And no celebrities—save José Mujica, the humble former president of Uruguay. It's simply a grassroots collection of short stories and vignettes united upon a theme. But it's the antidote to so many films that divide us, that reinforce the us-vs.-them dichotomy that enables us to prejudge, to define ourselves against others, and to resort to violence so easily.

I want to travel the world and know even more about others now.


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