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In the more than three hours long documentary Human from 2015, the French photographer and filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand let people from all over the world talk about their lives straight into the camera – and thus directly to us as spectators. In total, he had interviewed 2020 people from 60 different countries, all of whom were asked the same questions, filmed against a neutral, black background.
This resulted in a film that highlighted both inequalities and similarities between us and made the audience reflect on what it means to be human. Human appealed to the spectator’s empathy, being a portrait of humanity in general that underlined the importance of humanitarianism in particular.
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