FRIENDS OF PANGEA DAY VANCOUVER
THE DAY THE WORLD COMES TOGETHER THROUGH FILM
ON MAY 10, 2008, a 4-hour global live-streaming film program will be broadcast to audiences (from Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, and Nunavut to here) all around the planet, composed of diverse films made by individuals and groups with messages to spread that reach far across and beyond national, ethnic and geographical borders.
This world-reaching event is the result of a dream expressed by one woman and film-maker, Jehane Noujaim, the director of Startup.com and Control Room, whose experiences of global conflict as well as the remarkable healing power of communicating through film inspired her attempt to realise one wish: a movement to promote World Peace through the medium of moving pictures.
This wish became Pangea Day, a global movement to organize screenings embracing the earth where audiences and film-makers will have the opportunity to connect – at the exact same time – to the hopes, dreams, struggles and experiences that make up life on our planet.
The Friends of Pangea Day are people who are helping in any way to make that dream come true. We have joined the unofficial Pangea Day network and community – with links to the head organization – to start seeding Vancouver City and the Lower Mainland with the wish of making Pangea Day a city-wide experience and event.
The Friends of Pangea Day Vancouver are groups of organizers/volunteers functioning independently but with the endorsement (and some practical help) of the official Pangea Day organizers. We are not official representatives/organizers, but individuals and groups of diverse-interest people who passionately support what Pangea Day is all about.
What this means is that this is all going to come about through the formation of ad-hoc networks, and there is no profit or payment for any of the organizers concerned. If possible, and in view of the message at the heart of Pangea Day, we’d love to have this event/events happen solely on the basis of volunteer-ism, media support, equipment loans & donations, and the formation of partnerships with broadcasters, venues, artists, musicians, film-makers, audio-visual equipment providers, techies. A complete list of needed & possible resources/venues/helpers and more will be posted soon on our ‘Friends of Pangea Day Vancouver’ website.
If you’d like to get involved – in any capacity – or help sponsor an event/lend services/aid/expertise, please contact us. More info will be posted and updated as we progress. At the date of this posting, we have about six weeks to get this all together!
– A message from the Friends of Pangea Day Vancouver