Saturday, May 10, 2008

Pangea Day is Here !

At 1800 GMT on this day, around the Globe, millions are taking part in
Pangea Day. The event is already underway even as I attempt to
spread the news since I'm in the USA. What's Pangea, you ask ?

In a nutshell, the event came about thus :
'In 2006, filmmaker Jehane Noujaim won the TED Prize, an annual award
granted at the TED Conference. She was granted $100,000, and more
important, a wish to change the world. Her wish was to create a day in
which the world came together through film. Pangea Day grew out of
that wish.'
Watch her acceptance speech here

24 outstanding short films from around the world by talented visionaries
who chose to inspire and transform the world we live in are on view,
with exceptional music, speeches and appearances from diverse world
influences like Queen Noor of Jordan, CNN's Christiane Amanpour,
musician/activist Bob Geldof, Hollywood's Cameron Diaz, Director
Mira Nair, and Iranian rock phenom Hypernova to name but a few.

Below is a screenshot of the online videos offered to people in Cairo, Kigali,
London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro who will all be linked via
seven different languages. In addition the viewing is available Live, on TV,
via Mobile casts and in digital theaters, making this quite possibly the biggest
globally connected event to date since Live Aid.

Time is short. Go watch the films now and perhaps start to make a change
for the better in your world !

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