For more than 10 years, Yann Arthus-Bertrand has been drawing a portrait of the planet through his aerial pictures. These years of travel and world’s overflights have given him a global vision of the world and its borders. Nonetheless, very quickly, Yann Arthus-Bertrand felt something missing in this universal testimony : the word of Man. To collect the experience and philosophy of the life of the world’s inhabitants through filmed interviews was then the following stage.
With this intention, several cameramen traveled to 75 countries in 4 years to interview the inhabitants of the Earth. The questions which were retained are those which touch Humanity, everywhere, and since always. These portraits are so individualistic that highlight the universality. They provoke, touch and push to self-questioning. These meetings add great value because of their diversity, reflections and perspectives, which they open.
The visitors can then go to the meeting of “6 billion Others” by listening to their filmed testimonies in their original language (translation in French and English of the whole of the interviews).
The heart of the exhibition consists of projections of faces on a central mosaic or, in a more intimist way, in spaces of projection including 1 to 14 screens, propitious places for confidence. The visitor discovers the whole of the lightest to the deepest words collected (convictions, beliefs, laughter, songs, moving anecdotes…).