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HUMAN by Yann-Arthus Bertrand

If I got to pack a time capsule for future/distant generations to learn about us, this would be at or near the top of the list.

Amazing portrait of #whatmakesushuman. Have followed Yann-Arthus Betrand for a while now, and this reminded me of his 6 millards d’autres exhibition I saw in Paris, that just absolutely capitavated me. The same happened when I saw this movie – It completely took me out of the daily routine and constant updating, and just let me sit in awe – of the landscapes, the human interactions, the stories, the honesty, the emotions. How does he get people to be so open, so vulnerable, and yet so full of life in front of the lens?

This might be his magnum opus. I watched all three volumes, can highly recommend it! It’s like a spa day for the brain. Must-watch!

forks over knives’ – very interesting trailer, hope the movie will screen here soon! it explores the clain that the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods?

i like this because it leaves aside the (very valid!) moral arguments of animal cruelty or environmental effects, but focuses on self-interest: live longer, live better. for the meat lovers, maybe it’s time to try out meatless mondays?

intense movie..

this (thursday) evening, the ONE campaign is premiering their movie “vodoo and vaccines in benin, africa” via facebook. the movie can be viewed at 20:00 (CET) through this facebook app (corresponding fb event).

the movie is about current medical practices in benin that bring together traditional healers and modern doctors to give children access to life-saving vaccines.

the interesting part is that they decided to do this via facebook instead of just launching a website at a certain time, or a video on youtube/vimeo. i wonder who’s consulting them.