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Home is a 2009 documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places on Earth. It shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet.
The English version was read by Glenn Close. The Spanish version was read by Salma Hayek. The Arabic version was read by Mahmood Said. The movie was released simultaneously on 5 June 2009, in cinemas across the globe, on DVD, Blu-ray, television, and on YouTube, opening in 181 countries. Home had its world festival premiere at the Dawn Breakers International Film Festival in 2012. </><></>


Home was filmed in various stages due to the expanse of the areas portrayed. Taking over eighteen months to complete the film, director Yann Arthus-Bertrand and a camera man, a camera engineer and a pilot flew in a small helicopter through various regions in over fifty countries. The filming was done using High-definition video "Cineflex" cameras which were suspended from a gyro-stabilized sphere from rails on the base of the helicopter. These cameras, originally manufactured for army firing equipment, reduce vibrations helping to capture smooth images, which appear as if they had been filmed from crane arms or Camera dolly. After almost every flight, recordings were immediately checked to ensure they were usable.<></> After filming was complete, Besson and his crew had over 488 hours of footage to edit.

Distribution and promotion

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To promote the documentary online, a YouTube channel known as "HomeProject" was created. Uploaded to this were various short clips of filming which took place in different parts of the world including the Arctic Circle, Africa and the large metropolises featured.
On March 9, 2009, a press-conference was held in Paris, France, where Yann Arthus-Bertrand and various producers talked to the media about the issues raised in the film, as well as confirming that Home would be the first film ever to be simultaneously released in theaters, on television, on DVD and on the Internet in five continents.<></>
On May 5, 2009, a second press-conference was held again in Paris, where the same crew members announced that the film's release date would be June 5, 2009, World Environment Day. Here, they also announced that Home would be 100% free for everyone to view, as "The benefits of this film cannot be counted in dollars, but in audience figures." They also revealed that PPR (company) was going to sponsor the film in order to facilitate unavoidable costs.<></>
The film, which was available for free release until June 14, has been broadcast in 14 languages.< name="hymn"> </> The Blu-ray edition was released by 20th Century Fox and features both the English and French versions. It is expected to sell in excess of 100,000 copies. When production costs are met, all proceeds sale takings will go to the Good Planet Company. that the movie has no copyright:
"This film have no copyright. On the fifth of June, the environmental day, everyone can download the movie on Internet. The film is given for free by the distributor to TV and theater to show it on June 5th." Nevertheless, a copyright notice appears in the final credits.
Several high resolution editions of the movie are available for download. ClearBits, an online digital media community, provides a torrent] of the 93-minute version in high-definition mp4 format, and and [ Vimeo also offer high resolution editions.

Public response

The film received a large response upon release, receiving over 400,000 combined views within the first 24 hours on YouTube. As of June 2012, the French, English, German, Spanish, Russian and Arabic versions on Youtube logged a total of more than 32 million views. It was shown to high ratings on channels around the world including the international network National Geographic Channel. France2 débuted the film to over 8.3 million viewers in France alone.</>

See also

  • Planet Ocean (Film) - a 2012 movie by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot.
  • Planet Earth (TV series) – a BBC TV series
  • Qatsi trilogy – a series of three films by Godfrey Reggio
  • Chronos (film) – a film by Ron Fricke that explores the passage of time
  • Baraka (film)
  • An Inconvenient Truth

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