Pangea Day’s Films to Connect People Around the World
The world unites to celebrate humanity, spreading the message of ‘Make Peace, Not War’ in a manner never done before, a way that will touch your heart. The medium is films, that will inspire and compel us to open our mind to a new way of looking at our world. Join in to celebrate ‘Pangea Day’ on May 10th, a global event bringing the world together through film. Take a moment to read this, because you will regret it if you miss it!
In a world where people are often divided by borders, religion, and conflict, it’s easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. A way that will help people see themselves in others. Locations in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro, will be linked for a live program of 24 selected short films. The event will be broadcasted with subtitles in Arabic, English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese and Spanish.
How did this happen?
In 2006, documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim won the annual TED (technology, entertainment, design) award. She was granted $100,000, and more importantly, a wish to change the world. Her wish was to create a day in which the world came together through film. Pangea Day grew out of that wish.
What does Pangea mean? It means the entire earth in ancient Greek, which was the earth’s original landmass when all the continents were joined as one. What an apt name!
Can you imagine another country singing your national anthem so beautifully, that it stirs your emotions, I got goose bumps at the end of it. Watch the video below of Kenyans singing India’s national anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’
They also have the French singing the US anthem, Australians singing the anthem of Lebanon, its amazing!
Starting at 18:00 GMT tomorrow, the event will also be broadcasted live to millions of people worldwide via Internet, television and mobile phones. In fact the event will also be shown in Asia’s largest slum – Dharavi, where a special screening will take place. Selection of short films
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 – entries by established and first-time filmmakers, some shot entirely on mobile phones. The films were chosen based on their ability to inspire, transform, and allow us to see the world through another person’s eyes.
The event will be screened in public – parks, theatres – as well as private places. Find a location near you.
In Mumbai you can go to NCPA at Nariman Point to watch the event live from 11.30 pm to 3.30 am, you can book your tickets online for free at Order free tickets
The program will also include a number of speakers and musical performers like Queen Noor of Jordan, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, musician/activist Bob Geldof, and Iranian rock phenom Hypernova are among the few.
I am really looking forward to this event, a good opportunity to connect with the world. Join in and spread the word of peace and harmony!
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