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Exploring Consciousness

Thought-provoking films featuring humanity's spiritual search, from ancient wisdom traditions to the latest interfaith dialogues and scientific investigations. Since 1996.

SCREENING AGAIN: Thursday 27 July
at the Simon's Town museum



A film by photographer and storyteller Yann Arthus-Bertrand
60 countries - France, 2015. 140 minutes.
Original soundtrack by Armand Amar

Thursday 27 July at 11am 2017
Ticket: R30

PLEASE NOTE: Any body who attended the February screening,
is welcome free of charge.
We will stop the film after 60 minutes, so if you do not wish to watch the first hour again, you could join at 12 noon.

Book with museum on 021 786 3046 or by email
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HUMAN is a spectacularly beautiful and deeply humanistic documentary film by acclaimed photographer, filmmaker and global storyteller Yann Arthus-Bertrand. What does it mean to be human?
What is the meaning of life?
Why do we keep making the same mistakes generation after generation?

Filmed in 60 countries over the course of three years, this film has three voices:
the voice of the People, the testimony of the Earth, the lyrical voice of the Music.

A universal language, Armand Amar’s soundtrack transcends our emotions, enhancing the images and providing a rhythm to the narrative. The music underscores the diversity and richness of the stories in the film. Through the prism of his compositions, he magnifies the voices of both the people and the Earth. Singers and musicians from around the world came together to create a musical landscape of wondrous eclecticism. The music becomes an artistic entity which grows and evolves in parallel with the film, operating in symbiosis with its images. A soundtrack packed with emotion, a work bringing together 47 soloists (Youssou N’Dour, Divna, Ravid Kahalani, etc), along with a symphony orchestra.


A unique collaboration financed by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation. the film is a project of the GoodPlanet Foundation.


Yann Arthus-Bertrand visionary founder of the GoodPlanet Foundation.

“I dreamed of a film in which the power of words would resonate with the beauty of the world. Putting the ills of humanity at the heart of my work - poverty, war, immigration, homophobia - I made certain choices. Committed, political choices. But the men talked to me about everything: their difficulty in growing as well as their love and happiness. This richness of the human word lies at the heart of Human. The movie relates the voices of all those, men and women, who entrusted me with their stories. And it becomes their messenger.”