HOME – a 2009 film — a powerful eye-opener

Wow, I just saw the trailer to this powerful movie this morning for the first time.  It was first released in June of 2009 and has already been seen by over 400 million people.  I was struck by the clarity of the message regarding the radical impact that the human race has had on this planet in just the past 50 years…causing more damage in that mere “blink of history” than all previous generations of humanity for the past 200,000 years.

Quoting from the trailer below, life first appeared in our universe on planet Earth some 4 billion years ago.  Humans came along just 200,000 years ago, yet we have succeeded in disrupting the balance that is so essential to life.  An hour or so after watching the trailer below, I found that the full 93-minute movie is available to watch for free in its entirety on YouTube, where it has already been viewed more than 14 million times. I am really surprised that I had never heard about it before today.

So I just finished watching the entire movie, and in my opinion, this movie may very well be the most powerful film ever produced — packing an incredibly powerful message that could embarrass almost any human being in the western world.  But, the movie came up way short in telling the viewer about the single most powerful step that each of us can take to reverse the deadly global trend in which we find ourselves — simply returning to the natural diet for our species; whole, plant-based foods.

In short, they did a great job in describing the problem and the sense of urgency needed to promote massive change sufficient to reverse the trend which, according to the movie, must be reversed by 2019…only eight short years from now.  But they never mentioned the world-changing, resource-saving and waste-reduction power of a plant-based diet.

Watch HOME now. Update: In the summer of 2012, I added a page under my “Video” tab, entitled “Home and Earthlings,” two must-see movies for every responsible citizen of the world.

Every high school graduate in the world needs to watch this movie during the next 12 months.  I am so disturbed by this movie that I don’t have the energy to post my usual photo.  One final note, this film was produced by PPR (owns Gucci and has 88,000 employees).  After almost 60,000 votes on YouTube, the “likes” outnumber the “dislikes” by over 10 to 1. Here’s another post on this great movie:

“HOME” the movie…more thoughts

According to Wikipedia,  PPR is a French multinational holding company specializing in retail shops and luxury brands.

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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