Photographer and filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand returns with "Legacy, our heritage", a film about the state in which his generation leaves the planet to his children and grandchildren.

Guest of "Culture Médias" Tuesday, he explains why the film is broadcast Tuesday evening on M6, while all his previous productions have been on France Televisions.


"France Télévisions is a bit like my family".

Yann Arthus-Bertrand's attachment to public television has grown year by year, over the screenings of his films showing the beauty of our planet.

However, it is M6 which exclusively broadcasts its new film

Legacy, our heritage on

Tuesday evening 


The photographer and filmmaker, guest of 

Culture Médias

, explains on Tuesday the reasons for this surprising change, which would be due to the content of his film.

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But what does 

Legacy, our heritage, say


"Its history is the legacy that my generation, which was a blessed generation, leaves to others", explains Yann Arthus Bertrand.

Whoever thought in 2009 that his film 


could make a difference is now sounding the alarm bells about global warming. 

"This film is not pessimistic"

"At the time of


, we were consuming 90 million barrels of oil per day. Today, we are consuming 100 million. We are doing the opposite of what we should be doing, while renewable energies have increased enormously", alert he.

And it is this reminder of the reality of the climate emergency that seems to have displeased his family from France Televisions and his competitors.

"This film was refused by all the channels (other than M6), because it was considered too pessimistic", regrets the photographer.

"This film is not pessimistic, it's a very, very beautiful story".


 Environment: why Yann Arthus-Bertrand is (rather) optimistic


Legacy, our legacy

finally found refuge on M6.

"M6 opened his arms to me in an incredible way", rejoices Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

"Yesterday evening, for example, we had a videoconference debate with all the staff of the channel around environmental projects."

"A difficult film to make"

To make this new film, the filmmaker drew from 15 years of his personal archives and ordered new images from drone pilots.

"It's a film that cost 12 times less than


, but it is perhaps an even more difficult film to make", explains Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

"It's still terrible to announce the sixth extinction on television. We are talking about a certain end of the world, in the end, and it is very scary to do," he adds with emotion.

But the filmmaker persists in the idea that the course of things can still change.

"Solutions exist", he supports. 

Legacy, Our Legacy

airs Tuesday night at 9:05 p.m. on M6.