What does it mean to be human? What is happiness and violence? What is love and what is hatred? These are just some of the themes explored in this documentary that combines images from around the globe with first-hand acocunts of both joy and suffering. At the same time, the insights into into the life experiences of others, in turn, invite us to reflect back on our own lives.
In this ethnographic film series, we explore different aspects of what it means to be human. Moving beyond just a focus on the human species, we look closer at our interactions with others and our surrounding environment, revealing how we shape and are shaped by non-human, materialities, histories and conditions around us.
This week's theme: The Stories We Tell
Film Title: Human (France, 2015), 192 min.
Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Produced over a period of three years, “Human” is a collection of life stories and visual images and aerials of our globe. Covering topics such as family, religion, homosexuality, war, and poverty, the stories touch upon both the pain and suffering of the human condition but also upon love, hope and happiness.
Filmene blir vist i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus (Universitetsbiblioteket). Det vil bli skiltet godt utenfor og i biblioteket hver gang.