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French director Yann Arthus-Bertrand on documentary "Human" ahead of U.N. screening

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 01:16

French director Yann Arthus-Bertrand speaks ahead of the world premiere of his documentary ''Human'' at the Venice Film Festival, to be followed shortly after with a screening at the United Nations. Jane Witherspoon reports.

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French photographer, Yann Arthus-Bertrand interviewed more than 2000 people in 70 countries about experiences from their lives. SOUNDBITE Director, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, saying (English): "If I ask you today what is the worst thing that has happened in your life and what have you learned from it it's always something difficult to explain and you begin to talk, you cry." Apart from the screening in Out Of Competition at the Venice Film Festival, 'Human' is also due to be shown at the United Nations Assembly Hall in New York. SOUNDBITE Director, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, saying (English): "...to bring these poor people into the middle of the U.N. - large screen and twenty....it's going to be a shock for a lot of people. I hope so." Arthus-Bertrand also interviewed business and political figures like Bill Gates for the project, but decided against using their contribution the film. Ban Ki-moon also didn't make it to the final edit. SOUNDBITE Director, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, saying (English): "He's political. It's difficult for him to talk about private life. It's impossible for him." Parts of the film will be also featured on the homepage of Google, the exclusive digital partner of the film on Saturday 12th of September.

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French director Yann Arthus-Bertrand on documentary "Human" ahead of U.N. screening

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 01:16