“I am one man among seven billion others. For the past 40 years, I have been photographing our planet and its human diversity, and I have the feeling that humanity is not making any progress. We can’t always manage to live together. Why is that? I didn’t look for an answer in statistics or analysis, but in man himself.” – Yann Arthus-Bertrand
We are happy to announce the first event of DocoClub, curated by documentary maker Cavell Schipp. DocoClub will be showcasing documentaries by established and upcoming film-makers in the hopes of sharing our enthusiasm for the art of documentary making, as well as to create a space for individuals to share their own work.
We will be launching the series with a powerful new film, Human by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, as well as showcasing 4 short new documentaries by young and upcoming film makers.
About the Film
One day, in Mali, Yann Arthus-Bertrand was the victim of a helicopter breakdown. While waiting for the pilot, he spent the entire day in with a farmer who spoke to him, with great dignity and without complaint, of his daily life, his hopes, his fears and of his sole ambition: to feed his children. Yann remains deeply marked by this encounter, this man to whom he felt so close.
HUMAN aims to be a sensitive and loving portrait of who we are, as a community, a family but most importantly as individuals. Asylum seekers in Calais, freedom fighters in Ukraine, workers in Bangladesh, farmers in Mali, individuals on death row in the United States, Yann-Arthus Bertrand takes us into an immersive experience through human destiny. HUMAN shows the dark side of mankind but sheds light on the best of it, for we all have inside of us this will to live together. This is the message that this film tries to convey. Together, united, we can meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Arthus-Bertrand also uses aerial sequences to share his vision of the world and the people with the spectator, and he offers a poetic and critical insight of our planet. In HUMAN, the camera lens reveals places of an unsuspected beauty, but also poses a careful look at the lives of men worldwide. The stunning imagery is accompanied by Armand Amar’s compositions.
Read more about Arthus-Bertrand’s work and HUMAN.
Above text adapted from the official film description.