What is it that makes us human? Over a span of three years, emotional life stories were collected from more than 2,000 women and men in 60 countries in an attempt to answer this question. The result is Human, a documentary film that weaves together heartfelt testimonies from a wide variety of people including freedom fighters in Ukraine, farmers in Mali and death row inmates in the United States — on love, death, happiness, homophobia, war, poverty, the future of our planet… the struggles and triumphs that unite us all. With exclusive aerial footage showing our planet Earth at its most sublime, Human presents an epic record of our collective human experience, that allows us to embrace the human condition and redefine the meaning of our existence.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a French photographer, filmmaker, journalist and environmentalist. He started his career photographing lions in Kenya in the 1980s. In 2006, he started the television documentary series Vu Du Ciel, exploring environmental problems, before embarking on his debut feature film, Home (2009), about the state of our planet. He directed Forest (2001) and Desertification (2012) for the United Nations, and co-directed A Thirsty World (2012) which narrates the history of water and the water crisis of our century. For Rio + 20, Yann co-directed the film Planet Ocean (2012). Terra (2015) retells the incredible story of life on Earth. A renowned specialist in aerial photography, Yann is recognised worldwide as one of the most important and respected environmentalists of our time.