Its main thrust is a naturalist history of mankind on our living planet, Earth. It looks back on the unique destiny of a species which, among millions of others, has evolved and emerged from the many phases of life’s development on Earth, highlighting, as it progresses, several remarkable talents indigenous to certain life-forms…
But in reality, the narrator – subjectively embodying humanity itself – will gradually divert this natural history to reflect on how humankind looks at and represents the world. How did human beings become aware of their surroundings, and how has this vision evolved over thousands of years to the actual state of unconsciousness of our own life?
How do we now wish to look at what lives around us? The strength of Terra lies in this very question. The film will show how our own image and representation of nature has always been decisive in shaping human history on planet Earth, and how it can still change the course of events to come.
A film to believe in humanity.
Directed by: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Written by: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Michael Pitiot
Produced by: Hope Production
Original Broadcasters: France 2, Netflix
Year of production: 2015
International Sales: Federation