Cultural Diversity

Rudolf Steiner
Rudolf Steiner spoke out on occasion against cultural homogenization. Indeed, he energetically advocated that which he alone considered “healing,” namely, a multicultural society in which the autonomy of each culture is not violated. Read on: Rudolf Steiner’s Efforts to Encourage Cultural Diversity

Jimmy Nelson
So all of us will see the bigger picture and stand united in our diversity, to meet the enormous challenges we face as humankind in the decade to come.” Jimmy Nelson. Read on: The Story

Charles A. Reich
“There is a revolution coming. It will not be like revolutions of the past. It will originate with the individual and with culture, and it will change the political structure only as its final act. It will not require violence to succeed, and it cannot be successfully resisted by violence. It is now spreading with amazing rapidity, and already our laws, institutions and social structure are changing in consequence. It promises a higher reason, a more human community, and a new and liberated individual. Its ultimate creation will be a new and enduring wholeness and beauty–a renewed relationship of man to himself, to other men, to society, to nature, and to the land.”- Charles A. Reich (Source: Deep Ecology: A Debate on the Role of Humans in the Environment)

Yann Arthus Bertrand / Armand Amar
HUMAN’s Musics – A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Composed by Armand Amar
Armand Amard, composer of the HUMAN music:

“I am deeply taken with traditional music, it moves me, it connects you to emotion. The idea with HUMAN was to create songs that would reflect the same emotion generated by the interviews. I wanted things to open up, to open up one’s heart, to let the sadness be without any restraint. HUMAN has been one of these rare moments in my life as a film composer during which I could express all these different cultures at the same time : either working on minimalist songs or meeting with these singers and musicians coming from all around the world. Which note did I first produce ? I had more like a global vision in mind, an atmosphere that would merge into the film and that would bring people together, this was my starting point. The part I created for the Mongolian sequence might be the best summary of the atmosphere I wanted the film to have. Yann has given me a particular role as a film composer that is very different from the one other directors usually give me. There is a strong friendship between us, an intimate relationship. He’s generous. You follow him because of his fantastic instinct, I can advise on the artistic process being in a way the first audience.”

  1. Faces (Caravan – Pakistan) – 0:00:22 –
  2. Flamingos (Magadi lake – Kenya) – 0:04:38 –
  3. Tenues (Portraits – Human) – 0:06:15 –
  4. Dam in China (Dam Xiaolangdi – China) – 0:07:55 –
  5. Forgivness (Portraits – Human) – 0:10:41 –
  6. Castelles (human tower – Spain) – 0:12:48 –
  7. Nepal (Mustang, Nepal) – 0:15:08 –
  8. Paddy fields (Floating gardens – Burma, Lahore market – Pakistan, Attabad lake – Pakistan) – 0:17:40 –
  9. Mongolia (Steppes, Mongolia) – 0:21:30 –
  10. Storm from human (Lençios maranhenses – Brazil, Saint-Guénolé – France) 0:25:06 –
  11. Shakuhachi (Mustang – Nepal, Well – Ethiopia, Fields – Madagascar, Paddy Fields – China) – 0:28:54 –
  12. Ploughing – (Fields – Madagascar, Ethiopia, Mexico) – 0:32:59 –
  13. Toil (Mines – Madagascar, Uyini Salar Flats – Bolivia, Fabric – Pakistan) – 0:36:00 –
  14. Immigration (panorama – Kenya, Ethiopia) 39:32 –
  15. Human I (Portraits – Human, Kids – Haiti) – Haiti (Market – Haiti) 0:43:45 –
  16. Pepe Mujica (Manhattan, New York) – 0:48:08 –
  17. The Hidden Church (Cliff – Ethiopia, Temples – Burma) – 0:51:35 –
  18. Castelles (Portraits – Human) – 0:53:15 –
  19. Childhood (Kids – Pakistan, Daadab School – Kenya, Clothes – Dominican Republic) – 0:55:12 –
  20. Swimming in China (Wave pool – China, Weddings – south Korea) – 0:59:47 –
  21. Crowds (Stadium – Germany, Military Parade – India) – 1:02:27 –
  22. Human I (Portraits – Human) – 1:04:49 –
  23. Jerusalem (Tree of Life – Bolivia) – 1:11:54 –
  24. Human II (Portraits – Human) – 1:14:41 –
  25. Ghada’s Dream (End credits, Human) – 1:20:13 –

Playlist with traditional music and dances: