Can we imagine a film that could change the way mankind looks at the animal kingdom? A film that could make mankind re-evaluate itself? A film that is a veritable ode to the beauty of the world in which we live?

Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michel Pitot, this visually breathtaking documentary is a beautiful and thought-provoking an ode to the Human race, openly advocating that humanity is still capable of changing the course of events, by simply looking differently at life. Its main thrust is a naturalist history of mankind on our living planet, Earth. It looks back on the unique destiny of a species which, among millions of others, has evolved and emerged from the many phases of life’s development on Earth, highlighting, as it progresses, several remarkable talents indigenous to certain life-forms.

But in reality, the narrator – subjectively embodying humanity itself – will gradually divert this natural history to reflect on how humankind looks at and represents the world. How did human beings become aware of their surroundings, and how has this vision evolved over thousands of years to the actual state of unconsciousness of our own life? How do we now wish to look at what lives around us? The strength of Terra lies in this very question. The film will show how our own image and representation of nature has always been decisive in shaping human history on planet Earth, and how it can still change the course of events to come.


Programme Details

1 x 90' / 2 x 60'