Meeting with Yann Arthus Bertrand

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Florence Gabay, Director of Development, presents her interview with Mr. Yann Arthus-Bertrand, for the release of his latest film, HUMAN.

The CEDS is particularly interested in the work of Yann Arthus Bertrand because it brings another vision of the planetary stakes and in particular of the environmental stakes. It also brings a strong political communication through expert photography and places itself in the front line in the processes of “ecodevelopment”. CEDS is also involved in teaching environmental diplomacy through our conferences on multilateral climate negotiations. We also have a long-standing commitment to development diplomacy through our partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

In this desire to see the world differently, the “Planet seen from the sky” (the title of one of Yann Arthus Bertrand’s books) is also a planet seen from the inside of ecosystems, which gives even more relevance today to what Yann Arthus Bertrand has told us.

In this interview, he highlights the inverse relationship between the importance of a social category for the planet and the place it is given in the economic world.

Yann Arthus Bertrand

Following a helicopter breakdown in 1985, a breakdown of subsistence, I spent 3 days with farmers in a small village in Gao, Northern Mali. These farmers lived in fear of getting sick, anxiety about the weather, lack of education, tomorrow. They killed a goat for me and those people taught me more than any other farmer in my life maybe more than anyone else. I have therefore worked throughout my work to speak of others, of human beings throughout the world. In HUMAN, I mixed different themes: Refugees, homophobia, poverty, war. The film speaks much better than I did about what I wanted to say. I let you watch it.

While waiting to see WOMAN in theaters, we reveal the behind-the-scenes of our numerous shootings on our social networks where Anastasia also hosts a live chat every Friday at 6pm to let you discover some of the women interviewed. You can follow us on The Facebook page and The Instagram page. Then I would like to share something else with you, which is that we have just made the movie version of HUMAN available for free on Youtube. There were already many formats and testimonials available on the film channel, but not the one that has always been my favorite, which is the full 3:11 movie version.

The GoodPlanet foundation and I are therefore delighted to let you know that you can now find it on the following link: HUMAN – CINEMA VERSION EN 3h11

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Updated 27 June 2022