Films for World Peace: Pangea Day

Can films promote peace?

2006 TED Prize winner, filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, certainly believes they can. And so, on May 10, 2008, known as “Pangea Day,” several cities across the world – Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro – “will be linked via satellite for a live program of powerful films, live music, and visionary speakers. The entire program will be broadcast – in seven languages – to millions of people worldwide through the internet, television, and mobile phones.

So what exactly is Pangea Day?

Pangea Day is a global event bringing the world together through film. In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, it’s easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. Pangea Day seeks to overcome that – to help people see themselves in others – through the power of film.

The 24 short films to be featured have been selected from an international competition that generated more than 2,500 submissions from over one hundred countries. The films were chosen based on their ability to inspire, transform, and allow us see the world through another person’s eyes.

For your viewing pleasure, here is a sampling of one of the videos released by Pangea Day – Kenyans singing the Indian national anthem:

Advertisements

2 Responses

  1. Hello. I invite you to visit my website to view a trailer for a film I’m creating on world peace. I hope you enjoy.

    Friends,

    billy

  2. the site is http://www.everyoneisgoingconscious

    May peace be known as always present.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: