6 Billion Others: Behind the Scenes (The Making Of)| 49mins
Director: Florian Geyer | Producer: GoodPlanet
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: France
The "6 Billion Others" project was launched in May 2003. In 78 countries, six reporters filmed 5,600 interviews with the goal of gaining insight into "the other." All of the interviewees: a hiker in France, a passerby in Kenya, a storekeeper in China, a fisherman in Brazil answer the same questions about their hopes, dreams, fears, and problems. What did they learn from their parents? What are they passing on to their children? What difficulties have they overcome in their life? What is the meaning of love? The roughly 40 questions are aimed at revealing what connects people from all over the world and what distinguishes them from one another. "The Making Of" takes us behind the scenes of the shooting of the series "6 Billion Others". Initiator Yann Arthus-Bertrand is the renowned photographer who made "Earth From the Air", a series of breathtaking aerial photographs of our planet. Through these different testimonies we discover the origin of this colossal project and the message that its author wanted to spread to humanity.