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Besson and Arthus-Bertrand's free environmental film

LucBesson.jpgLuc Besson is teaming up with the man who created the amazing bestseller Earth From Above and the sister TV series to produce an environmentally focused film called Boomerang.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is set to start filming on a soya plantation in Brazil where rainforests are being destroyed in order to grow crops to feed livestock in the developed world. According to Arthus-Bertrand through Variety:

"The earth's problems are all interlinked, and the film will be a reflection on that...We are going to shoot in the most beautiful places in the world."

What's particularly unique about this film are the plans for distribution. Once the film breaks even and gains a 10% profit for the backers, the film will be made available for distribution free of charge. Yes, you read that right.

Personally I think it would be better to charge a ridiculously small amount for downloading it and then pass that money onto any charties and organisations that the film highlights. However for film this is a new look at distribution.



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