HOME: a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Tuesday, November 15

7 p.m.
Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library
Penn State University

"Home," an educational film about the present state of the global environment, offers a view of Earth that few have seen—breathtaking aerial footage that sweeps across the terrain of more than 50 countries. Arthus-Bertrand is the author of more than 40 books, including the bestselling "Earth from Above." His photography has appeared in the National Geographic, Sierra Magazine, Life and GEO. He is president of www.goodplanet.org, an environmental non-profit organization.

On the http://goodplanet.org website, Arthus-Bertrand notes, "The Earth’s beauty did not change me, it revolutionized the way I look at things. By watching it closely, I came to understand the extremely subtle balance, or rather, the fragile mechanism we are the result of. Everything is alive and everything is linked. This heightened awareness leads to a particular individual and collective responsibility to stop the destruction of life and to share this ambition with as many people as possible. It is my conviction that each person can and should get involved, that we are all part of the solution...”

The film is cosponsored the United Nations Association of Centre County and is being held in conjunction with Penn State's International Education Week.

Watch the trailer.

Helen Sheehy,
Oct 29, 2011, 4:45 PM