Friday 22nd January Alliance Française Accra – Amphitheatre at 6.30pm
Filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent 3 years collecting real-life emotional stories from more than 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Those emotions, those tears and smiles, those struggles and those laughs are the ones uniting us all.
Following the global success of HOME (2009), which was seen by more than 600,000 million people, award-winning filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand produced yet another stimulating film and called it HUMAN. Working with a dedicated team of translators, journalists and cameramen, Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,020 women and men in 60 countries and 63 languages. These profoundly personal and emotional accounts are interspersed with stunning aerial footage that offers critical insight into life on earth.
More than a film, HUMAN’s narratively high reaching project consists in the experience of an immersive and inspirational odyssey, a movement to encourage reflection on the human condition, ignite a conversation around the meaning of our existence, and empower people to make social change. From freedom fighters in Ukraine to farmers in Mali, to death row inmates in the United States, HUMAN offers a significantly emotional and essential fresh documentation and portrait of our human condition in global and contemporary society, questioning the challenges our civilization faces.
The United Nations on September 12th, 2015 chose to premier the film in honor of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly. On the same day, the film was screened at the Venice Film Festival while Google released special and exclusive content on its homepage. And for the first time, it will be showing in Ghana by Alliance Française Accra for the general public to enjoy this insightful film that will keep us thinking of our very own existence as humans and why we behave the way we do. Financed by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, HUMAN, the multimedia project, which includes a full-length feature and a variety of special content, will have its first and only screening in Ghana.
The event will take place on Friday 22nd January 2015 at Alliance Française Accra at 6:30 pm. The film will be screened on a large screen in the Amphitheatre (outdoor). Join us to learn about what makes us human, embrace the human condition and reflect on the meaning of our existence. The movie will last 3 hours, and there will be a break and refreshments served halfway.
Source: Eleanor Dartey, Media Relations Officer, Alliance Française Accra
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