About

What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Cry? Our curiosity? The quest for discovery? Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries.

Working with a dedicated team of translators, journalists and cameramen, Yann captures deeply personal and emotional accounts of topics that unite us all; struggles with poverty, war, homophobia, and the future of our planet mixed with moments of love and happiness. Learn more at human-themovie.org

You can also visit the YouTube channel for many interview clips and segments from the full project. [View]

Director’s Cut – 14 Apr 2020 (3h 11m)

HUMANS’s Musics – 19 May 2017 (1h 23m)

About the Music

Armand Amard, composer of the HUMAN music shares the following:

“I am deeply taken with traditional music, it moves me, it connects you to emotion. The idea with HUMAN was to create songs that would reflect the same emotion generated by the interviews. I wanted things to open up, to open up one’s heart, to let the sadness be without any restraint. HUMAN has been one of these rare moments in my life as a film composer during which I could express all these different cultures at the same time : either working on minimalist songs or meeting with these singers and musicians coming from all around the world. Which note did I first produce ? I had more like a global vision in mind, an atmosphere that would merge into the film and that would bring people together, this was my starting point. The part I created for the Mongolian sequence might be the best summary of the atmosphere I wanted the film to have. Yann has given me a particular role as a film composer that is very diffrent from the one other directors usually give me. There is a strong friendship between us, an intimate relationship. He’s generous. You follow him because of his fantastic instinct, I can advise on the artistic process being in a way the first audience.”

Humans and the Land – 20 Nov 2015 (41 min)

“Farming and farmers are the heart of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s work. In his latest film HUMAN, this theme takes a central space. In the continuity of this work, and in collaboration with France Agrimer, he goes beyond it with a sensitive film, dedicated to all those men and women who feed the world.”

HUMAN – Vol 1 – 11 Sep 2015 (1h 23m)

The VOL.1 deals with the themes of love, women, work and poverty. Note that this volume is a ‘rental’ free to watch at the time of this article being posted. The streaming of this video may have technical difficulties so watching the full director’s cut may be a better choice.

HUMAN – Vol 2 – 11 Sep 2015 (1h 26m)

Note that this volume is a ‘rental’ free to watch at the time of this article being posted. The streaming of this video may have technical difficulties so watching the full director’s cut may be a better choice.

HUMAN – Vol 3 – 11 Sep 2015 (1h 33m)

Note that this volume is a ‘rental’ free to watch at the time of this article being posted. The streaming of this video may have technical difficulties so watching the full director’s cut may be a better choice.