HUMAN, Volume Two

Human, Volume Two

Following on from Volume One last week, this is the second of the films by the French photographer and film maker Yann Arthus-Bertrand in which he and his team ask people from various backgrounds to speak about what matters the most to them.

In this week’s film the themes appear to be death, conflict, homosexuality, abuse, family and life after death, and once again we get some very moving testimonies, many are quite distressing, and some are quite redeeming.

It is probably the latter quality that prevents the film from just being voyeuristic, and with some of the people we really get a sense of relief that they can finally say what hurts and have people listen to what they are saying.

Every one will connect with one or other aspect of the stories that people have to speak about, but for me the film of one Russian man talking about his yearning for a son, and one being born to him, but disabled, is the one that will stay with me the longest.

Below the main film I also include an overview by the film maker in which he discusses what he was aiming at, and what his methods were in making these films.

 

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