Anne-Sophie invites students like herself to take a break from reading countless essays and academic literature. In this article she discusses why students should watch ‘Home’ and gives a brief overview of the documentary film. Anne-Sophie believes more students concerned with sustainability should use documentaries as an easy and relaxed way to educate themselves on climate change.
Pictures are a strong medium to invite people in places they have never been to and may not even know exist. Photography is powerful as it is both an art form and a means of communication. It has heavily been used in the media to illustrate key social issues, showing the reality of wars, pictures of activism or sharing visual evidence of environmental issues. It is a powerful communication tool often used to persuade at it shapes the emotions of the viewers.
Yann Arthus Bertrand is a master of photography, his books “The earth from the air” (1999) and “6 billion others” (2003) have hugely impacted people’s perception of the earth and its inhabitants. He shares poignant portraits of people around the world and captures the beauty, uniqueness and wonders of the earth.
In this article I will try to lure you into watching one of Yann Arthus Bertrand’s movies, a must watch if you ask me; HOME. This influential movie was made as an effort to inform, start debate and inspire individuals. As such it is accessible for FREE on YouTube, so no excuses to miss out on this masterpiece!