10 Jun 2008
On May 10th, a groundbreaking global broadcast united millions aroundthe world to watch 24 films highlighting our common humanity.
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On May 10th, a groundbreaking global broadcast united millions around the world to watch 24 films highlighting our common humanity.
Jehane Noujaim was the inspiration behind the day. In 2006 she received the TED Prize, winning 100,000 dollars and a chance to make one wish come true. She chose to create an event in which the world came together through film.
Pangea is the name given to the one continent that existed on Earth before being split into the five we know to-day. Queen Noor of Jordan, who was at the event, invited us to imagine a modern Pangea, where we all live in harmony. ‘Our borders are our own creation,’ she said. ‘The lines we draw on maps are not drawn on the Earth. If we are to understand one another, we must listen and learn from each other’s stories.’
Title: two sides of the spectrum
Photo: © www.pangeaday.org
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