Here’s the speech that made Pangea Day a reality, the TED prize-winning speech given by Jehane Noujaim’ to an audience of “the world’s leading thinkers and doers” at the annual 2006 TED Conference.
If you don’t have twenty minutes to view her speech, here’s a synopsis from Pangea Day:
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 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.
If you’d like to get involved or simply watch the films, here’s how to take part.
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