Opportunity Green welcomes Yann Arthus-Bertrand for the screening of HOME

Posted on 03. Jul, 2009 by in Design & Culture, Events

 

Opportunity Green had the privilege to partner with the French Consulate and American Cinematheque in the screening of HOME, a film by French director Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Held at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, the screening was attended by over 600 fans & celebrities such as Friends star Lisa Kudrow.  Prior to the screening, VIPs attended an Opportunity Green supported luncheon at the home of the French Consulate General David Martinon.  Hollywood’s own Sharon Stone and Rosanna Arquette along with Opportunity Green CEO Karen Solomon were on hand to mingle with the French elite.Arthus-Bertrand used amazing cinematic examples from 54 countries to highlight global warming, resource shortages, and endangered species asking each viewer to reconsider their everyday human impact.  The production, like an alarm clock, alerts each viewer to wake up and realize we barely have ten years left to reverse the exhaustion of natural resources. 

 

During the Q&A after the screening, Arthus-Bertrand revealed that HOME was screened in front of 60,000 people in front of the Eiffel Tower leaving his fellow Frenchman “silenced.”  At this point over 200 million people have seen HOME.  However, it was never shown in US theaters due to the film being readily available on YouTube.  Arthus-Bertrand, therefore, empowered the audience and requested they use social media tools like Facebook and Twitter to share the movie and its message. 

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