A Bird’s Eye View of Humanity’s Relationship with Nature
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Vu Du Ciel / Earth from Above (2006-2011)
A Powerful Docu-Series
We recently got into this amazing documentary series, Vu Du Ciel (it’s called Earth from Above in English). Hosted by renown French photographer & environmentalist, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the series explores some of the complex relationships that exist within nature. Yann takes us on a deeply insightful journey, shedding light on the complexity and awesomeness of the systems that support all life.
Famous for his impressive aerial (helicopter) pictures, Yann manages to capture & share some incredible images of the earth. These alone would be worth the watch, but there’s actually an abundance of information paired with the visual tour. The series attempt to explain how these environmental systems effect one another, and the subsequent impact humans have had on the natural equilibrium.
So Much Learning Going On!
Indeed, beyond the photography, Yann also investigates the changes that are taking place on the planet. He conducts comprehensive interviews with locals, posing clear and direct questions with an empathetic ear and an experienced mind. Yann appears genuine in interest to learn about the effects of climate change and the many resulting challenges now posed as a result humanity’s impact on the environment.
The Man with A View
It is a stunning and highly educational series. Yann is remarkably effective in sharing with us his extraordinary perspective and viewers do get a comprehensive outlook of the environment. These insights can certainly help provide us with a deeper understanding of nature and humanity’s current connection with it. Watch it when you can!
Yet another project from Yann Arthus-Bertrand is Human – The Movie. Check out the trailer below (the entire Human series is free to watch & available on YouTube).