TED & documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim have initiated Pangea Day, a global event bringing together the world through films. Noujaim, won the TED 2006 prize and Pangea Day was her wish or the prize.
Video: Jehane Noujaim @ TED 2006 – 26:00 min
This is a really cool project that tries to make people aware of the fact that even though there is a lot things that make us different at the same time there are many things that we have in common…including only this one planet. This expressed thorugh the common love of films around the globe.
Today, on May 10, 2008 Pangea Day will run in several countries around the globe broadcasting an array of films, music performances (incl. Dave Stewart, Bob Geldorf, ….), speeches and more… Special Events will take place in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro.
People are encouraged to host official and local gatherings to join in on this event.
To promote the event idea the organizers have asked several socially active VIP’s to tape small promo clips.
Video: Pangea Day – Global Storytellers – 01:01 min
Here is a really cool one from Robin Williams:
Video: Pangea Day – Robin Williams – 01:47 min
The list of films that will be shown is really interesting. Here is one of them, produced by the agency Razorfish that picks up the topic of global warming by making us aware of the global exticinction of “Wild Snowmen”
Video: Wild Snowman – 01:00 min
Video: Nokia Pangea Day Promo – 02:00 min
Learn more about Pangea Day on: pangeaday.org