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DVD - 2009
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"Spanning 54 countries and 120 locations, Home captures the Earth's most amazing landscapes in a new and astonishing light, showcasing its incomparable beauty and acknowledging its vulnerability to change" --Container.
Publisher: [Paris] : Elzévir Films ; [Beverly Hills, Calif.] : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2009
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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behere
Aug 18, 2015

Stunning images. Motivates me to treat Mother earth and other people better.

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petehoover98118
Nov 16, 2014

Footage is magnificent.
The narrative? Well, it starts out as a massive and very tiring "guilt trip." Then as the movie drags on one notices a pattern: all the human beings depicted in the movie are either African or Asian, and none are Native American or Northern European.
The gist of the movie seems to be that thanks to the wonders of modern scientific progress that's been in place for the last 6,000 years all these black and brown people are breeding themselves into a climate catastrophe, and all the "better people" better watch out because they're coming to get you.
They probably didn't actually mean to be racist, but after a time watching the movie through eyes that see the racism, it's pretty depressing. I'd skip watching this movie if I were you unless you want to turn the sound off, which would make it better.

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zhong_seattle
Jul 30, 2012

Good footage. But the narrative part is a bit lacking. Nothing really new. Still good to watch and be watching out our affect on our mother earth.

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NahjaH
Nov 10, 2010

This movie was stunning, but also depressing. I dare you to watch it and not change your lifestlye.

daffodill Jun 28, 2010

Reminds one how precious our earth is and how beautiful it is and how we must all help to take care of it. A must watch DVD.

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fmaack
Dec 06, 2009

Home is a documentary about Earth, humanity, nature, where we're going and what we've been. Shot in 54 countries with aerial footage it's a combination of all the navel-gazing movies we've seen lately like Planet Earth and Baraka. Like a guilty abusive adult, we're now taking a closer look at ourselves, what we've done to the planet and what we've to ourselves.

That's in large part what the first 3/4 of the movie is about. Showing different locations on Earth, the stunning gliding shots of our planet's more beautiful locations as well as the terrible damage we've caused. In that way it's much different than Baraka and Planet Earth, the two films I compared this to. This movie talks about humans, not just their achievements but the economic chaos we've wrought on each other.

The vast differences in class structure in the west from the east. The vast amounts of wealth owned by 2% of the population. Starvation, disease, war, are all covered in this documentary. It's not just about the nature but the capitalist system which has destroyed the planet and brought humanity to its knees.

Many of these changes have occurred in the past 50-100 years. Vast change which is increasing to the point where urbanization is epidemic all over the planet. The melting icecaps are also covered in very nice detail. The consequences are of course very grim. Some of this information I knew but it's good to be reminded how we live in the western world which is rapidly destroying the planet and taking all the innocent passengers along with us.

The movie was released on the internet, television and internet on the same day. It's on YouTube in its entirety, but I downloaded a high quality version from One Big Torrent which was very nice to watch.

Probably one of the best movies of 2009 and one of the best documentaries of the year as well. I highly recommend it.

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Aug 18, 2015

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