Synopsis: With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.
Production: FilmBuff
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
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120 min

Listen to me, please.

You're like me, a homo sapiens,

a wise human.


a miracle in the universe,

appeared around 4 billion years ago.

And we humans

only 200,000 years ago.

Yet we have succeeded in disrupting

the balance so essential to life.

Listen carefully to this

extraordinary story, which is yours,

and decide

what you want to do with it.

These are traces of our origins.

At the beginning, our planet

was no more than a chaos of fire,

a cloud

of agglutinated dust particles,

like so many similar clusters

in the universe.

Yet this is where

the miracle of life occurred.

Today, life, our life,

is just a link in a chain

of innumerable living beings

that have succeeded one another

on Earth over nearly 4 billion years.

And even today,

new volcanoes continue

to sculpt our landscapes.

They offer a glimpse of what

our Earth was like at its birth,

molten rock surging from the depths,

solidifying, cracking, blistering

or spreading in a thin crust,

before falling dormant for a time.

These wreathes of smoke

curling from the bowels of the Earth

bear witness

to the Earth's original atmosphere.

An atmosphere devoid of oxygen.

A dense atmosphere,

thick with water vapor,

full of carbon dioxide.

A furnace.

The Earth cooled.

The water vapor condensed

and fell in torrential downpours.

At the right distance from the sun,

not too far, not too near,

the Earth's perfect balance

enabled it to conserve water

in liquid form.

The water cut channels.

They are like the veins of a body,

the branches of a tree,

the vessels of the sap

that the water gave to the Earth.

The rivers tore minerals from rocks,

adding them to the oceans' freshwater.

And the oceans became heavy with salt.

Where do we come from?

Where did life

first spark into being?

A miracle of time,

primitive life forms still exist

in the globe's hot springs.

They give them their colors.

They're called archeobacteria.

They all feed off the Earth's heat.

All except the cyanobacteria,

or blue-green algae.

They alone have the capacity

to turn to the sun

to capture its energy.

They are a vital ancestor of all

yesterday's and today's plant species.

These tiny bacteria

and their billions of descendants

changed the destiny of our planet.

They transformed its atmosphere.

What happened to the carbon

that poisoned the atmosphere?

It's still here,

imprisoned in the Earth's crust.

Here, there once was a sea,

inhabited by micro-organisms.

They grew shells by tapping into

the atmosphere's carbon

now dissolved in the ocean.

These strata

are the accumulated shells

of those billions and billions

of micro-organisms.

Thanks to them, the carbon drained

from the atmosphere

and other life forms could develop.

It is life

that altered the atmosphere.

Plant life fed off the sun's energy,

which enabled it to break apart

the water molecule and take the oxygen.

And oxygen filled the air.

The Earth's water cycle

is a process of constant renewal.

Waterfalls, water vapor,

clouds, rain,

springs, rivers,

seas, oceans, glaciers...

The cycle is never broken.

There's always the same quantity

of water on Earth.

All the successive species on Earth

have drunk the same water.

The astonishing matter that is water.

One of the most unstable of all.

It takes a liquid form

as running water,

gaseous as vapor,

or solid as ice.

In Siberia, the frozen surfaces

of the lakes in winter

contain the trace of the forces

that water deploys when it freezes.

Lighter than water, the ice floats.

It forms a protective mantle

against the cold,

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