For the project, “6 Billion Others,” Yann Arthus-Bertrand and six film directors interviewed 5,000 people in 75 countries. They asked 40 questions. They used a common approach and equipment so that each person is interviewed in a similar fashion. The responses are posted online. Online participants can also post their own responses to the questions.
The organizers explain the project this way: “‘6 Billion Others’ is not a geopolitical study, nor is it a work of sociology. ‘6 Billion Others’ is a perspective on humanity, a collection of human stories. Stories of fears, joys, and dreams, which make up our common Story. Bearing witness to the diversity of mankind, we wish to show that difference does not exclude understanding: on the contrary, it is necessary for the survival of the world as we know it.”