Pangea Day Harnesses the Unifying Power of Film on May 10, 2008

NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — What if everyone in the
world watched the same movie at the same time? How would it transform us?
How would it unite us? On Pangea Day, a first-of-its kind global film
event, we’ll find out.

On May 10, 2008, at 18:00 GMT, millions of people all over the world
will come together to watch a 4-hour program of short films, coupled with
talks from CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and Queen Noor of Jordan, among
numerous others to be announced. The program will also include live music,
including performances by Bob Geldof, The Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, and
Iranian rock band Hypernova.

Pangea Day will be broadcast around the globe in eight languages and
through multiple forms of media. Here’s how to participate:

— Attend one of thousands of locally organized events — or host your own
event as a Friend of Pangea Day ( )
— Watch the live webcast on
— Watch the live TV broadcast (country-by-country broadcast details
available mid-April)
— Watch the films on your mobile phone

“Pangea Day will be a global campfire of shared stories,” says Pangea
Day Executive Director Delia Cohen. “It’s our goal that on this day, people
around the world will host their own Pangea Day gatherings — in homes,
schools, community centers, offices, town halls, back yards — simply
anywhere people can gather.”

Live broadcasts will take place simultaneously in Cairo, Kigali,
London, Los Angeles, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro. Great minds and talent have
signed on as Pangea Day advisors, including Goldie Hawn, JJ Abrams, Dave
Stewart, Bob Geldof, Paul Simon, Meg Ryan, Forest Whitaker, Mira Nair,
Cameron Diaz, Jeff Skoll, Lawrence Bender, and many others.

The program will feature 24 short films selected from an international
competition that generated more than 2,500 submissions from 102 countries.
Films were chosen based on their ability to inspire, transform and allow us
to see the world through another person’s eyes. Five additional films will
be submitted for consideration through Pangea Day partner Nokia and the
2008 Nokia Mobile Filmmaking Awards, details for which may be found by

About Pangea Day

Inspired by the 2006 TED Prize wish of documentary filmmaker Jehane
Noujaim, Pangea Day endeavors to bring the world together and promote
understanding and tolerance through film. Pangea Day is a celebration of
what unites us, rather than what divides us.

Movies can’t change the world. But the people who watch them can. After
May 10, Pangea Day organizers will facilitate community-building activities
around the world by connecting inspired viewers with organizations doing
groundbreaking work.

For more information, please visit

Media Contacts:

Laura Galloway
Galloway Media Group

Outside U.S.:
Toby Burnham
Freud Communications
+44 20 3003 6383 / +44 7990 555 290


~ by spyaokid on March 28, 2008.

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