Human Planet delves into the world of the challenging relationships between humans and our planet.
It explores how humans survive in different terrains and how we are the most successful species on the planet. From the coldest places in the world through to the hottest, Human Planet takes you on a stunning journey of awe. You will never stop appreciating life after watching it!
Over eight thrilling episodes, you will be introduced to eighty stories, never told on television before. You also get a glimpse of the struggles that the camera crews had to get through to get the staggering shots and footage.
A few of my favourites that will continue to inspire me for the rest of my existence are the daily struggles of the Inuit who live in Arctic. They face an exhausting journey to keep their families safe and fed and to keep their dogs well sustained. Their dogs are really important to them and are required for travel and moving their home – which is a small wooden shed. They travel through exhausting weather and wait for hours at a time for a shark or large fish catch. This will enable them to feed their dogs and family for two weeks.
Another staggering story was about a family of Inuit who build an igloo for warmth and venture underneath the ice, when the tide goes out to find muscles for their families – which are a truly rare treat. You’ll watch their adventure to get as many muscles as they can gather before the tide comes in. It’s a matter of life and death and if they stay under the ice too long and the tide comes in, it will mean immediate death for the shell explorers. To put it in perspective, we can go to Sainsbury’s if we want food, whilst the Inuit risk life and limb just to have one tasty meal.
Human Planet will fill you with knowledge and provide just a glimpse into the struggles the human race go through in order to survive. From travelling for days across the desert to find water, to risking lives to build their homes 40 feet off of the ground, you’ll feel part of the most thrilling, sometimes lonely and dangerous journeys of your lifetime.
Narrated by John Hurt whose voice will instantly draw you in to the wonder of the world that we live in, Human Planet will offer your eyes a feast of things that you’ll only ever see once in a lifetime. I fully recommend that anyone who loves the wild and learning about culture, purchase Human Planet and join the rest of the human race in their daily challenges for survival.
Written by Michelle Stannard, photography by Timothy Allen