French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand has captured the awe, natural wonder and raw spectacle of the world that we inhabit. Since his photographic exhibition first opened in Paris, 2000, Earth From Above has toured over thirty countries and been seen by over fifty million people. Now the experience has come to DVD.
An ode to the vital reconciliation between Man and Nature, Earth From Above invites the viewer to reflect on the changes taking place on our planet. The stunning images reveal not only the beauty of the Earth, but also the impact we ourselves have made on our fragile planet.
DVD Special Features:
• We are All Responsible
• Homeland Earth is in Danger
• The Earth As Seen by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
• (Te Amo) Interview with Director Renaud Delourme
• Ecology: The Words of Julia - A Child's Take on Ecology
This is a stunning visual journey through our qorld, seen in a medley of moments frozen out of time. Artfully arranged in sequence, with atmospheric background music, this is a photodocumentary in it's most pristine form.
No words, just music, and stunning, eye-opening imagery.
I admit I was a little disappointed... I was hoping for something with a little more dialogue and context, but in this case I think it really kinda worked just the way they did it. It leaves the viewer to discover the context and connections for themselves, which means actually paying attention to the detailed images as well as the 'wider view' style as well.
I admit that prior to this I had never heard of the famous French photographer, Msr Yann Arthus-Bertrand, however I will be keeping an eye out for his works a lot more keenly now that I have seen some of the truely stunning images he has capture thus far.
Overall, wasn't overly impressed with some of the soundtrack, however the images more than make up for it. if you feel you must, hit the -mute- button on the TV and put on some etherial music of your own choice. Dim the lights and settle back for some mind-blowing photography...
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