6 Billion Others is a video series of interviews with real people. All translated impeccably. They really teach us, through humans telling their own stories about fear, love, childhood, family, god, dreams…..
If education is anything, it is about the sharing of our own stories and the learning, the ancient learning that comes through this. It is about our commonalities as humans/cultures – not our differences. We need more resources as powerful as this creation of the wonderful French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand (and O! how I love the French, only they could have produced this gem!).
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve enjoyed or been brought to tears by these interviews. They sparkle and would really help higher level students of English. Not only learn English but become great persons in their own right. That in a nutshell is the objective of education. Get them all HERE in a handy scroller.
Second place. Though not a video (but a great coffee table book!), Jonathan Harris’ “We Feel Fine” is another fine document of human experience (but online).