The Making of 6 Billions Others


The making of 6 Billions Others let’s us in behind the scenes of a most intriguing series. The idea of for this series came from Yann Arthus-Bertrand, an award winning filmmaker who while filming ‘’Earth From Above’’ in Mali. One day when the helicopter tha he was filming from was out of commission, he tries to draw a portrait of contemporary mankind by asking questions about universal values. What is happiness, love, fear, success, family? What lessons can we learn from life’s difficulties? What is the meaning of life? What makes us laugh and cry? Using camera close-ups, the viewer focuses on the words and facial expressions of people from around the world who share their thoughts, their memories with spontaneity and sincerity. Focusing on twelve themes, these interviews cut across humanity and enrich us by their diversity and by the thoughts they provoke.