Do you know about Pangea Day?

LatinaLista — If you don’t, thankfully there’s still time to sign up to witness firsthand an unique event that attempts to erase borders and bring the world together through film.

May 10, 2008 is officially now known as Pangea Day. The brainchild of filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, Pangea Day arose from Noujaim’s wish for world peace. The young mixed American/Syrian/Egyptian/Lebanese filmmaker won the TED Prize in 2006, a prestigious award that garnered her $100,000 and one wish to change the world.
Noujaim’s wish was to have a day in which the world was united through film. So on May 10 for four hours live screenings/appearances from the cities of Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro featuring 24 short films, music, and visionary speakers will be broadcast in seven languages to people all over the world via the internet, television, and mobile phones.
Because these events are live, some will be open to the local public and have free tickets available.
While the organizers are not so naive to think that 4 hours of watching specialized programming can erase borders and transform the world, they do know that people inspired by what they see and hear during those 4 hours certainly can. For that reason, Pangea Day organizers hope to “facilitate community-building activities around the world by connecting inspired viewers with numerous organizations that are already doing groundbreaking work.”
It’s a big mission for only 4 hours of universal programming but it’s a worthwhile start to address the thousands of needs that exist around the world.
(Check the Pangea Day website to see when the event starts in your time zone.)

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