Posted by: laurainguia | January 24, 2010

The Earth: our home

Thank you for all the interest and debate you brought to class around this topic, guys. It was really fruitful!

I’ve been talking about it to some friends and they recommended me two films: one is 8 minute long and the other is 1hour 30 minutes- don’t be discouraged by the length, since it’s really captivating.

Here you are the long one: HOME. It’s been released in youtube in High Definition. If you watch it in full screen, it’s got great quality.

This is the description they wrote in their website: “We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being. For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film. HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.”

(How to activate the subtitles: click on the arrow located on the right-hand side corner, at the bottom of the little screen. Then click on “Activar títulos”.)

On the other hand, we have Venus, the city of the future. It’s an interesting project introduced like this: “Imagine a world where war is outdated, there is no shortage of resources, and every human being enjoys a high standard of living.”

I hope you have the chance to watch them and give me your opinion about them.

Good luck in your exams next week!


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