“Movies alone can’t change the world. But the people who watch them can”
I’m going to go to Pangea day – are you going to be there?
The idea of Pangea day came from filmmaker Jehane Noujaim who won the TED prize in 2006. The prize was $100,000, and the chance to make a public wish to change the world. Her wish was to create a day in which the world came together through film.
As a result, 24 short films are going to be shown on May 10 2008 across the world – including screenings in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio.
The films were chosen with the hope that they will inspire, transform, and to help those viewing to see the world through another person’s eyes. More details on the content of the films (which were chosen through an open competition) can be found here.
The message will be spread through web and via mobile phone, using self organised local events alongside discussion forums. Ideas and information on how to take social action will also be
After/during the screening the idea is that “everyday people will be connected with extraordinary activists and organizations.”
It’s a great concept, and I hope it’ll be a big success – that’s why I’m going along – to support the idea and to find out how well it worksin practice.