Pangea Day is a global event bringing the world together through film.While they don’t have the films posted (at least not yet, presumably they will), there are fifty films listed on the site (so I’m not sure which 24 have been selected). They do have an interesting section titled Anthems, where they have six films posted created by various filmmakers, with each film having citizens of one country singing the national anthem of another country. I thought this was a really interesting idea, one which creative educators could modify and take in dozens of different directions. You can view them on the Pangea site, or I’ve embedded the YouTube versions below.
Why? 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.
. . . 24 short films have been selected from an international competition that generated more than 2,500 submissions from 100+ countries. They were chosen based on their ability to inspire, transform, and help us see the world through another person's eyes.
Friday, May 02, 2008
I blogged about Pangea Day previously, but now it’s about to happen. It’s scheduled for May 10th, from 12:00 – 4:00 pm Mountain time.
Australia Sings for Lebanon Kenya Sings for India Japan Sings for Turkey France Sings for the United States The United States Sings for Mexico The United Kingdom Sings for Argentina