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Mediterranean, Our Sea to Us All

Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand & Michael Pitiot.


90 minutes I 2014


The Mediterranean is not a sea.
It is a world, surrounded by deserts, made of high mountains bordered by narrow plains and estuaries. And in the middle of these lands, is the “Mediterranean”. This part of the world has been the cradle of a human civilization that today has a global influence. It is also the birthplace of three major religions. The scene of the planet’s most notable social, cultural and human fracture, while being the world’s most densely populated region. The film is not concerned with a mere inventory of human battles and strife, but takes us on an aerial journey to understand the role of the natural world. A geographical, natural and human fresco of the Mediterranean; to understand how the natural environment has shaped civilizations and how this same environment continues to determine its destiny.

Broadcast on France 2 with 3.4 M viewers and 14.7% market share
Produced by Hope Production

Mediterranean, Our Sea to Us All


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