Many thanks to the Panaga Natural History Society (PNHS) for organising this opportunity to watch an eco-documentary “HOME” in high definition. This is a real visual treat for photographers and cinematographers alike who can appreciate the film in another dimension. Despite being 2 hour long, the sequencing and Glenn Close’s narration kept things interesting throughout. My son whose favourite subjects in school are science and geography enjoyed the film and it was an opportunity to hang out together in spite of a school night. Thank you, PNHS!
This visually dramatic film illustrates the planet’s fragile state entirely from a birds-eye view in stunning high definition. With spectacular aerial views from more than 50 countries, viewers will see the extent of human impact on our landscapes. “Home” is a celebration of Earth’s beauty and an impassioned call to protect it from destruction. Compelling and consistently optimistic, the film focuses on practical solutions for today’s environmental challenges. As Bertrand says; ‘It isn’t the 50 per cent of forest that has disappeared that’s important, but the 50 per cent that’s left‘.
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“We have shaped the Earth in our image. We have very little time to change. How can this century carry the burden of 9 billion human beings if we refused to be called to account for everything we alone have done?”
20% of the world’s population consumes 80% of its resources
The world spends 12 times more on military expenditures than on aid to developing countries
5,000 people a day die because of dirty drinking water. 1 billion people have no access to safe drinking water.
Nearly 1 billion people are going hungry
Over 50% of grain traded around the world is used for animal feed or biofuels
40% of arable land has suffered long-term damage
Every year, 13 millions hectares of forest disappear
The ice cap is 40% thinner than 40 years ago
They may be at least 200 million climate refugees by 2050
IT’S UP TO US TO WRITE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT—TOGETHER!