UN-backed documentary ‘Human’ aims to capture the world

UN-backed documentary ‘Human’ aims to capture the world

The film, which compiles the extraordinary stories of ordinary people from more than 60 countries, will be screened for the public at the Venice Film Festival tomorrow

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With wars, atrocities and the desperation of refugees dominating the daily news, it’s easy to feel despair about human nature.

French filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand hopes to restore movie-watchers’ faith — or at least awaken their compassion — with Human, a documentary that compiles the extraordinary stories of ordinary people from around the world.

Arthus-Bertrand, the aerial photographer behind bestselling coffee-table bookEarth From Above, interviewed hundreds of people from more than 60 countries, including Rwandan genocide survivors, American army veterans, Syrian refugees, Afghan farmers and the President of Uruguay. Victims and perpetrators tell stories of killing and vengeance, while other subjects speak of love, forgiveness and pride.

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