Special night with world-famous photo-reporter Yann Arthus-Bertrand
L’Alliance Française de Vancouver is very happy to welcome Yann Arthus-Bertrand, one of the most world-renowned French photographer and reporter for the Canadian Premiere of his new documentary HUMAN. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Yann Arthus-Bertrand himself.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a photographer and renowned specialist in aerial imagery. He has written several books, including “The Earth from the Air”, which has been translated into 24 languages and has sold more than three million copies.
In 2009, he made his first film, “HOME”. This inventory of the planet was seen by more than 600 million people around the world. Available for free from YouTube, it is continuing its career. It is the most successful environmental film of the decade.
“7 Billion Others”, a portrait of humanity today, has so far been seen by 350 million people. This major exhibition that was inaugurated at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2009, before going on to travel the world, is a personal reflection developed during 30 years.
It was the first step on the path that led Yann Arthus-Bertrand to make “HUMAN”.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is also known for his commitment to the ecological battle. For five years, he hosted the famous show “Vu du Ciel” which explored environmental issues for the public broadcaster, francetélévisions.
In 2011, he made the film "Planet Ocean" with Michaël Pitiot, in which his incredible aerial photography accompanied by gripping footage from award-winning marine photographers took audiences on a unique journey into the very heart of our blue planet.
Since 2005 and the creation of the GoodPlanet Foundation, Yann Arthus-Bertrand has been committed to educating about the environment and the fight against climate change and its consequences. This commitment led to him being named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program on 22 April 2009.
Wednesday, February 17 - 7pm
Auditorium Jules Verne
5445 Baillie St, Vancouver