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Home documentary - watch the devastation and weep

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Posted on : 1:25 PM | By : Nic | In : ,



This is the documentary Home, which I've embedded here but please click it and watch the HD version instead. It's a fascinating visual journey of humanity's impact on the earth by the lifestyles of the world's richest people (i.e. the people who are able to read this blog - you and me!). The entire film production was carbon offset, and it is also distributed for free and made to be shared. It was shot in 54 countries and edited down from 488 hours of spectacular footage. The weirdest part of this is that it was paid for by PPR, the company that owns Gucci, it was that company's CEO's that insisted that the film be given away for free. Which seems to me like an interesting conflict of interest, lol.

The reason I say watch and weep is that no matter if you 'believe' in climate change or not, the images of beautiful areas just totally trashed and the sweeping shots of masses of suffering humanity are just incredibly sad. At the end you'll feel a little bit down and very helpless as you realize that nothing is going to change and things are only going to get worse unless most people change their attitude and make some major lifestyle changes. Unfortunately my little vegetable garden isn't going to change anything.

Comments (1)

I don't think that's true. I'm positive your vegetable garden will change something because not only are you part of a whole (and therefore your actions affect the whole), you also don't live in a vacuum. It's nearly impossible to do anything without affecting anything else. You may not see it, but your values are contributing to a shift in perspective through the 100th monkey phenomenon. It's inevitable...the world will change for the better. : )