coming to a “Home” near you ~ June 5th 2009
Luc Besson’s and Yann-Arthus Betrand’s 90 minute full-length film “Home” is an exciting new project that taps into the power of YouTube and Google Maps to spread the word about the state of our planet. It will exclusively be available online on YouTube for English, French, Spanish and German-speaking countries beginning June 5 – just in time for the 37th World Environment Day.
Through stunning displays of aerial camerawork, the film will give people from all corners of the world a glimpse of our planet like never before and visually demonstrate the urgency for preservation efforts. In addition to its Internet premiere, “Home” will be shown in movie theaters and outdoors on big screens at key locations around the globe. It will also air on TV stations around the world. Using this unique distribution model, one with a massive online and offline effort, the film creators are able to reach the widest audience possible. So whether you’d prefer to head to the theaters, watch it under the stars, or just stay put on the couch – the way you view “Home” is up to you.
To get a preview of what you can expect on June 5, check out some of the spectacular footage in the Home YouTube channel, like the video below of the Arctic world and its wild terrain that’s essential to preserve. Or this one of Los Angeles exclusively seen from the sky, giving us a new perspective of the cityscape at night.