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Pangea Day

May 10, 2008



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spacerPangea Day:
May 10, 2008

Pangea Day taps the power of film to strengthen tolerance and compassion while uniting millions of people to build a better future.

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, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro will be linked to produce a 4-hour 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.

Pangea is the name of the original super-continent which contained all the world's land mass before the continents started splitting apart 250 million years ago. We're launching Pangea Day with the vision that the people of the world can begin to overcome their divisions, and that the power of film can help make it possible.

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.

On May 10, we want the whole world to be watching the Pangea Day program. Join an extraordinary community of people who are coming together to do just that by hosting an event.

You can host a Pangea Day event in your home, school, town square, or wherever you want to gather your friends, family, and community. Check out www.pangeaday.org for more information.

:: PANGEA DAY VIDEOS:
Leading film-makers are seeking to change the way we think about other countries. What would you think of Kenyans singing the Indian national anthem? Australians singing the Lebanese national anthem? Japanese singing the Turkish national anthem? French people singing the US anthem?

Watch this anthem series, which will be shown on Pangea Day, May 10, "the day the world comes together through film".

Imagine! Kenya sings for India
Set against the backdrops of Nairobi city and the beautiful landscape of Uhuru Park (Maasai country), a Kenyan choir sings the Indian national anthem.

Imagine! Japan sings for Turkey
A Japanese troupe performs the Turkish national anthem. The director chose the Turkish anthem because of the historical friendship between the two countries.

Imagine! Australia sings for Lebanon
An Australian choir sings the Lebanese national anthem. The director chose this anthem as a gesture of friendship following the racially motivated riots at Cronulla Beach, a beach-front suburb of Sydney, in 2005.

Imagine! France sings for USA
A French choir sings the United States national anthem.

Imagine! USA sings for Mexico
Here a choir from the USA sings the Mexican anthem along the fence that divides the US from Mexico.


Pangea Day logoFind out more: www.pangeaday.org
Pangea Day is a global event bringing the world together through film.

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