In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, it's easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. Pangea Day seeks to overcome that - to help people see themselves in others - through the power of film.
On May 10, 2008 - Pangea Day - sites in Cairo, Dharamsala, Kigali, London, New York City, Ramallah, Rio de Janeiro, and Tel Aviv will be videoconferenced live to produce a program of powerful films, visionary speakers, and uplifting music.
The program will be broadcast live to the world through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones.
Of course, movies alone can't change the world. But the people who watch them can. So following May 10, 2008, Pangea Day organizers will facilitate community-building activities around the world by connecting inspired viewers with numerous organizations which are already doing groundbreaking work.
Pangea Day will:
Bring together millions of people from all over the world in a unique shared experience
Use the power of film to create a better understanding of one another
Form a global community striving for a better future
People will unite globally to shift the agenda on multiple issues, from war to climate change
We will establish a structure for people to build new relationships with those from other countries by continuing friendships made at the screenings and via the new online community
Millions of people will have access to a growing library of inspiring content promoting a more unified world, which can be accessed on demand by millions of people and will encourage further creativity and action
Organizations doing significant work will strengthen their fundraising capacity
Dozens of talented filmmakers will make big strides in their careers