HOME Documentary Debuts On World Environment Day

Vivi Gorman
Posted on Friday 5th June 2009

In commemoration of the United Nations' 37th Annual World Environment Day, a new environmental documentary, HOME, was released globally June 5 to enlighten all of us about how we view and treat our planet.

The film is the creation of French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand and is produced by award-winning director Luc Besson.

Arthus-Bertrand’s documentary was shot in high definition in 54 countries and 120 locations over 217 days. The film provides aerial highlights of the earth in all its glory and injuries. HOME is narrated in English by Glenn Close and in Spanish by Salma Hayek.

The film will be broadcast in the U.S. on the National Geographic Channel at 9pm ET and will also be available on YouTube.

Arthus-Bertrand’s previous work includes directing a series of four, two-hour documentaries based on his multi-million copy best-selling book, "Earth From Above." His photography regularly appears in magazines such as National Geographic, Life, GEO and Sierra Magazine, and he has authored more than 40 books. He is the chairman of GoodPlanet, a nonprofit association for the promotion of sustainable development.

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