Doing my blog round yesterday I came accross the link for the movie HOME at Julia's blog. I had been sent the link before but I hadn't had time to watch it. But now, with some time, a cup of tea and Mr Husband, we sat and watch it.
Home was directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a french photographer author of the book "La Terre vue du ciel": " Earth from Above" (I think that was the english translation).
The first time I came to europe, I landed in Paris and the day after, whilst walking through the gardens of the Palace of Luxemburg, we bumped into these huge aereal pictures of the world. Fantastic pictures, beautifully taken and enlarged. There was a little video being shown and the photographer was somewhere around there and we talked for a few minutes in my very rudimentary french. Back home I bought the book and I was fascinated by it so I bought a couple of different versions and formats which became presents to friends.
This movie has not only beautiful images and fantastic music, but also a deep message that we all should learn, discuss, pass on and most importantly...act on it. The natural balance of the planet has been shattered by us, the homo sapiens, and there isn't too much time left to do something about it. It isn't a catastrophic, complot-like message... it's just a fact which can be checked by any of us.
Like the movie says, it isn't time to be a pessimist but to react... now.
The movie can be watched for free in its entirety online here until 14th June (different languages to chose on the top right corner). It is very much worth your time. For you and for your children.