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June 11, 2008

Pangea Day

Filed under: Interesting,Video — Tomek @ 2:58 am

Jehane Noujaim, writer and director of Control Room won the TED Prize in 2006, an award granted annually at the TED Conference. She was granted a wish to change the world and $100,000. Her wish was to create a day in which the world came together through film. Pangea Day is her wish coming true. See her acceptance speech below.

Starting at 18:00 GMT on May 10, 2008, locations in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro will be linked 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.

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.

There are no embed links at pangeaday.org so here is a link to a list of short films featured on Pangea Day. To get an overview, watch some highlights.

I can recommend the beautifully surreal, rather brazilesque film L’Homme Sans Tete (The Man Without a Head) by the Argentinian director Juan Diego Solanas.

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