Main pageVideoInterview with Jose "Pepe" Mujica for the film "Human"

This video is an excerpt from the documentary "Human", in which the former President of Uruguay shares his life experiences, values ​​and understanding of the problems of humanity.

José Alberto Mujica Cordano, popularly known as  El Pepe (Spanish: El Pepe), was President of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015. Known as "the world's poorest president," he became famous for his modest lifestyle, kind heart, a series of avant-garde reforms, and forgoing all the privileges of the presidency. El Pepe and his wife live in a rural house on a farm in Montevideo. The president himself carries water for the household from a well in the yard. Mujica's largest personal purchase during his presidency was a 1987 Volkswagen Beetle, valued at $1,945. Mujica has no bank accounts and no debts, he gave 90% of his presidential salary to charity, and instead of a helicopter, he bought a helicopter for himself to provide first aid to those in need. During his reign, he managed to turn an agricultural country into an energy-exporting state, boost the economy, reduce public debt, and reduce poverty.

The film "Human" by French photographer and director Yann Arthus-Bertrand, which premiered at the UN General Assembly, collected the stories of 2,000 people from 60 countries. The main purpose of the film is to answer the question “What makes us human?”, As well as to search for common problems, values ​​and qualities that are inherent in every person on Earth.

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