One Day, One World, United by Film

In 2006, documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim (Control Room) made a wish at the TED conference (see below) — for world peace. For Noujaim, peace starts with cultural exchange, with getting to know one another. And since we all can’t travel, another way to achieve this is through film and its ability to “take you into new worlds” and “across borders.”

Two years later, Noujaim’s wish may come true, and the unifying power of film will be put to the test. May 10 marks Pangea Day, a day when people from around the world (from Mumbai and Cairo to Kigali, Rio and LA) will come together and watch the same films made by various international filmmakers. “Watch parties” will be held worldwide, and the event will be broadcast via webcast and mobile phone. Below, we’ve also posted a movie trailer introducing the concept of Pangea Day. For more information, click here. (Thanks Natasha for the heads up.)

Noujaim at TED

Pangea Day Trailer

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