If the world were watching, what story would you tell? This is the challenge and the premise of Pangea Day, an event slated for May 10, 2008 that will combine music, film and visionaries around the globe (view trailer on YouTube here).
Their Website states:
"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."
I'm not a big fan of the word "tolerance" (because that is something you do with colds) and would prefer compassion as a core value, but I like the spirit of this project. I think too much "alternative" media is just negative, and it's refreshing to see media put to positive use as a way for people to connect with each other (after all, think about why we go to the movie theater in the first place). Thankfully the organizers recognize that images alone don't build community so they will be networking organizations in the process as well.Tweet