Here’s an extraordinary invitation to all who love to watch, create or critique moving images.
Either watch the above video, linked to PangeaDay YouTube channel, or (if your bandwidth does not allow easy playing of online video) read the text I have just transcribed off the video:
In this age
Images are powerful.
Powerful enough to divide…
…to spread fear…
…to remove hope.
Powerful enough to unite
to build trust, to inspire action.
Until now, images of the many
have been held in the hands of the few.
Finally, that is changing.
Millions of people around the world
are telling their own stories.
For the first time in history
we have a chance to see the world differently.
To see it through the eyes of each other.
Imagine if we could get inside
each other’s heads for a day!
What would we see?
We are about to find out.
A worldwide search has begun
to find films of unique power.
Films that provoke…
Films made by the world
for the world.
On May 10, 2008
millions of people across the globe
will gather to witness these films
in a spectacular event
broadcast live to the entire world.
will join the celebration.
And it will continue afterwards in cyberspace
as a newly connected global community.
You can be part of it.
Here’s the blurb from the official website:
Pangea Day taps the power of film to strengthen tolerance and compassion while uniting millions of people to build a better future.
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.
On May 10, 2008 – Pangea Day – sites in Cairo, Dharamsala, Kigali, London, New York City, Ramallah, Rio de Janeiro, and Tel Aviv will be videoconferenced live to produce a 4-hour program of powerful films, visionary speakers, and uplifting music.