6 Billion Others

"6 Billion Others" is a project of Goodplanet, a foundation established by the French photographer Yann Arthus Bertrand. The project's concept is to collect testimonies from men and women from all around the world through video interviews. Since 2003, "6 Billion Others" has met with more than 5,600 men and women in 78 countries listening to their life stories, their desires, their fortunes and misfortunes, their laughter, their tears, their connection with God, with the Devil, love, life, death...
To give you a better idea of the project, we invite you to check the project's website.

A new project within "6 Billion Others" just started focusing on the Millennium Development Goals:

  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empowerment of women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a Global Partnership for Development

  • With the support of the European Union, the "6 Billions Others" team is starting a new series of interviews in 15 countries during the 6 next months. On site, they wish to meet people who are directly touched by these issues. Far from the journalistic approach, the interviews are conducted with a human angle: without any judgment, focusing on each person's life experience and what he would like to testify to others. The idea is to raise audiences' awareness of development issues through the life stories and experiences of the interviewed.


  • Film shoot set-up
  • Interviews set-up
  • Sourcing of characters
  • Translation during interviews
  • Translation during editing

1 month/ 2011

Filmmaker Gregoire Basdevant and Lucille Enel worked together on the project from April 11th to May 1st; 2011 in China, focusing on Beijing and Northern Yunnan province (Naxi and Tibeatan areas). During the three weeks they interviewed around 25 people, from teachers to farmers, artist to housekeeper, gathering amazing testimonies and life experiences.
For this project China Art Management Ltd set up interviews, ran the interviews in Chinese, and translated the audio files from Chinese and Yunnan dialects into French.


Did you know that there is 7 billion of us on Earth now? For that matter, our project is now called 7 billion Others!

Few relevant numbers about “Development matters” project : 16 visited countries (Guatemala, Equator, Brazil, Senegal, Botswana, RDC, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Lebano, Georgia, India, Bangladesh, China, Laos et Cambodgia), 523 new interviews (269 men / 254 women).

28 short films “Development matters” (in french and english) have been broadcast on FRANCE 24.

If you didn’t have the chance to watch an episod on FRANCE 24, you will be able to find it on Youtube

Video about hunger and poverty