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Documentary - Completed 2008

Here to stay is a feast for the eyes, a visual and sonic symphony, starring our very own planet in all its beauty, the living world in all its wonder, and the realities of civilization. It takes a direct look at today’s planet, encompassing its beauty, horror and contradictions.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pierre BAROUGIER, Olivier BOURGEOIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Pierre BAROUGIER, Olivier BOURGEOIS
    • Producer(s)
    • Olivier BOURGEOIS (Ki Productions), Stéphane CORNEC (Ki Productions), Valérie PIAZZA (Ki Productions), Estelle LAFOY (Happy Audience), Claude SPASEVSKI (Happy Audience)
    • Synopsis
    • Here to stay creates a play of mirrors and contrasts between the miracles of nature and man’s obsession to try and tame it. It tells of the separation between Mother Earth and her ungrateful children.
      Featuring environmentalist James Lovelock, philosopher Edgar Morin, Green Cross International President Mikhaïl Gorbatchev and Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Wangari Maathai.
      Here to stay provides an inventory of the way humankind’s natural harmony with the planet has broken down in the last few decades, driven by a frenzied fantasy of constant progress leading to the exhaustion of our natural resources. The tragedy is still being written: urban sprawl, extinct species, and climatic change are all causes for deep anxiety. What exactly have we lost? What is left to lose? How can we turn back the tide? Do we even want to?
      The film answers none of these questions; instead it leaves each one of us the freedom to assess the state of the emergency, with only one certainty left: we are here to stay.
    • Partners & financing
    • Coproduced with Ki Production and Gaumont