The home front

This is the trailer for Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s new movie Home, to be released worldwide on World Environment Day (June 5th) – on YouTube, DVD, and in cinemas and special screenings in 50 countries round the world. Arthus-Bertrand is best known for his aerial photography and the 3-million selling book Earth From Above. He describes Home thus:

We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and Home has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being.

A good cause, and to judge from some of the “making of” clips at the YouTube site, a spectacular movie. The Alliance Francaise is organising a showing in Wellington, and there are related events in Dunedin, Christchurch and Auckland (I can’t find details of those at the time of writing — if someone knows more, please post in comments…).

[Update: See comments for full list of NZ showings, organised by AF.]

[Billy Bragg]

2 thoughts on “The home front”

  1. Camille at the Alliance Francaise in Wellington emailed me earlier today with these details:
    It will be released at the Ilott Theatre, 111 Wakefield St from 6 to 8pm. People who want to attend the release have to come to the Alliance to get their free tickets.


  2. Further update (thanks Carol):

    The Alliance Française is organising screenings in the following New Zealand cities. We don’t have all the venue, time and booking details, however more information can be obtained as indicated below:

    Auckland :
    <> Ph. 09 –
    376 0009 screening at Otago
    University, Auckland
    Christchurch: Ph. 03 365 8370 screening at City Gallery
    Dunedin: Ph. 03 477 6834 screening at Otago University
    Hamilton: Ph. 07 854 0791
    Nelson: Ph. 03 546 7375
    North Shore: Ph. 09 480 5544
    Whangarei: Ph. 09 438 6345
    Palmerston North: Ph. 06 353 1910
    Rotorua: Phone (07) 347 7176

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