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Luxury brand PPR backs human consumption doc

PPR, the French holding company with Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Puma and other luxury brands under its umbrella, has made the unusual choice to back Yann Arthus-Bertrand's human consumption documentary Home. PPR co-financed the production with French public broadcaster France 2 and the Qatar Foundation. The film takes a look at the human impact around the globe, including Spain, Africa and Dubai and was narrated by Glenn Close in English, and Salma Hayek in Spanish. It aired on the National Geographic Channel in the U.S. and the home video distribution is courtesy of News Corp.'s 20th Century Fox.
June 8, 2009

PPR, the French owner of luxury brands like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Puma, has made the unusual choice to back Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s human consumption documentary Home. PPR co-financed the production with French public broadcaster France 2 and the Qatar Foundation. The film takes a look at the human impact around the globe, and aired on the National Geographic Channel in the U.S. and the home video distribution is courtesy of News Corp.’s 20th Century Fox.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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