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Above a troubled planet

A film that takes a bird's eye view on the effects of climate change debuts in the United States

Bob Grant
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Chances are you've never seen climate change from this perspective. French filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand's __HOME__ takes the viewer into the sky to peer down upon a beautiful and fragile Earth in distress. The movie, originally released across in 2009 and shown on televisions across Europe and Asia, made its US premier this week to an auditorium full of people on the campus of Columbia University on Monday (31st January)."This movie is like a pedagogic movie trying to explain how we came to this place," linkurl:Arthus-Bertrand;http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/v2/yab_us.htm told __The Scientist__. "Man is a fantastic species. We have done so many amazing things, but now we have put the Earth in danger."__HOME__ is shot using only aerial photography, a technique for which Arthus-Bertrand is well known. Sweeping shots of otherworldly landscapes displaying the majesty of our planet intermingle with surprisingly intimate close-ups on human and animal inhabitants suffering the effects of climate change....

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