The Films Seen 'Round the World: Pangea Day

“24 films. 4 hours. A new way to see the world.” No, it’s not a Planet of the Apes fan-film festival. It’s a chance for people from all over the world to connect and empathize and see beyond barriers and biases, fears and false assumptions. It’s Pangea Day. Organizers are hoping that on Saturday, May 10, at 18:00 GMT, more than 500 million people from around the planet will gather in homes, movie theaters and pubs, or via their computers and cell phones to watch “films made by the world, for the world.”

The worldwide event, created through filmmaker Jehane Noujaim’s vision of a “global campfire” around which we could tell each other our stories of love, hope, despair, anger, etc., offers a chance for viewers to see the world through the eyes and hearts of others, which can be difficult to do in the self-containing bubble of our daily lives. The 24 films were chosen from among more than 2,500 submitted by people from more than 100 countries.

In addition to the films, the event also features live music, short speeches and live audiences connected via satellite in seven locations about the globe.

There are more than 1,000 events planned, and anyone who has the appropriate computer and connection can sign up to host one. Or, you can watch a live stream right on Pangea’s website.

Find out more.

~ Marsha, Web Content/Community Manager
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