Friday, September 14, 2007

Pangea Day: Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Each Other

I just received an email from the TED mailing list, with a message from TED Curator Chris Anderson. The gist of the message is that for the next 24 hours, YouTube's homepage will have a video announcing Pangea Day, 2006 TED prize winner, Jehane Noujaim's wish.

youtube link here.

What is Pangea Day? The email says:
On May 10, 2008 - Pangea Day - Jehane’s wish will come to fruition as sites in New York City, Rio, London, Dharamsala, Cairo, Jerusalem, and Kigali will be video-conferenced live to produce a 4-hour program of powerful films - supplemented by visionary speakers, and global musicians. The purpose: to use the power of film to promote better understanding of our common humanity. A global audience will watch through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones.
This is Jehane's TEDTalk on her wish for a global acceptance of diversity, mediated through the power of film:

original link here, downloadable video here.

The global search for films that are uniquely powerful, provoking, entertaining and inspiring made by the world, for the world has begun! Would you be a part of it? More details can be found at their site: Pandea Day.