A diptych of narrations and images of our world, offers us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the deepest reaches of a human being. Through testimonies full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, Human brings us face to face with the Other and takes us back to our own lives.
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The cinematography of this documentary is breathtaking. There are obvious similarities to Godfrey Reggio’s filmic concepts ("Koyaanisqatsi", "Powaqqatsi", "Visitors"), but the overall design - the confrontation of distance shots of natural, cultivated or urban landscapes on the one hand with faces in close-up shaped by daily life, emotional responses and existential experiences on the other hand - is unique. Only ...
"O logras ser feliz con poco, o no lograste nada"
" Cuando compramos algo, no lo compramos con plata. Lo compramos con el tiempo de vida que tuvimos que gastar para tener esa plata. La unica cosa que no se puede comprar es la vida; la vida se gasta. Y es MISERABLE gastar la vida"
The idea is simple: make people talk about their own stories, their lives, their perspectives of our world. The complexity comes within ourselves and the way we speak and the way we see things. Yann do it the best way, while filming their faces over a black background. A film that complements his gallery exhibitions worldwide.
The intimate confessionals were transfixing, while I found much of the aerial footage interesting but forgettable. I think it's important to hear these shared experiences, hence why Arthus-Bertrand decided against directly identifying each person.
The human race, the only race. Captured with such love and detail. Yann did amazing with the cinematography, the black background for the people answering questions, the mass scale over head filming of these impoverished places, scanning over them, just as society does. This teaches you more than it was meant to. Eye-opening and breathtaking in one setting. It began with love, and ended with love. A common theme.