HUMAN Educational project - Education and Sustainable Development

The GoodPlanet Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the educational project HUMAN “Education and Sustainable Development” designed for pupils aged 14-18 and based on images taken from the film HUMAN, a production supported by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation.
It has been produced with the support of the Ministry of National Education as part of Climate Week, via Réseau Canopé.
The 5 films:

Film 1 – Equality and Discrimination

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School is a part of everyone’s personal history, and contributes to both the social and personal construction of individuals. In developed countries, schooling is a right, an obligation, whereas in developing countries, pupils face numerous barriers to schooling.

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The film emphasises the interdependence of education and development across the world.
The second part of the film presents the background of two important figures who represent symbols of social success, comparing the access to education of both, one in a developed country and the other in a developing country.

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The sequence decries the barriers to access to education faced by women in developing countries.
The film also tells of the sacrifice some mothers make to ensure their children’s future. The personal accounts confirm the importance of the role of education in the emancipation of women, the promotion of peace and the transmission of values.

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The sequence featuring the Untouchables demonstrates situations in which populations face systematic discrimination with regard to access to education, culture and employment. For these people, schooling is a very real challenge. This case study highlights various cultural and institutional factors (lifestyle, religion, social status, etc.) that contribute to this discrimination.

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The sequence featuring the Himba demonstrates situations in which populations face systematic discrimination with regard to access to education, culture and employment. For these people, schooling is a very real challenge. This case study highlights various cultural and institutional factors (lifestyle, religion, social status, etc.) that contribute to this discrimination.

These personal accounts were filmed as part of the documentary film HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.


The GoodPlanet Foundation has developed the educational project HUMAN to accompany these 5 films.
This project is royalty-free and available at: HUMAN educational project document
It supplements these 5 films with diverse scientific materials (graphics, texts, maps, etc.) in order to compare the subjectivity of personal accounts with the geographic and historic reality.


Below are the links to download the films in mp4 format for a screening:

HUMAN Review 1 year

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HUMAN seen by Richard Curtis

Using scenes from Yann Arthus-Bertrand's 'Human', Richard Curtis' movie 'Leave no one behind' is now available : here

Launch of HUMAN's DVD and Blu-ray collector

The HUMAN DVD and Collector's Edition BluRay are now available at a point of sale near you.
Over 8 hours of content: the cinema version of the film, 3 making-of sections and 3 documentaries to continue the HUMAN adventure, as well as a 20-page Digibook taken from the book HUMAN published by Éditions de la Martinière.

Get your copy at:

  • Fnac
  • Amazon
  • Espace Culturel E. Leclerc
  • Cultura
  • Furet du Nord (Official)

WOMAN, Yann Arthus-Bertrand's next movie

Following in the footsteps of his previous film, HUMAN, Yann Arthus-Bertrand is now dedicating his next full-length feature film, WOMAN, to women. This documentary featuring thousands of voices and unique life stories narrated by women, gives us an insight into their lives, and reveals the progress made towards emancipation but also demonstrates how much remains to be done. With this new film, Yann Arthus-Bertrand seeks to speak out against the injustices suffered by women across the world. But above all, in this world devised, built and dominated by men where the future is uncertain, the goal of WOMAN is to offer an alternative view. That of women.