Pangea Day is this Saturday, May 10th. I’ve been working with two students to plan the only public screening event in Southern Jersey. The planning is getting intense and exciting. We’ve posted signs everywhere, invited local schools and community members. One of the student co-coordinators has been on the radio (.mp3). We’ve got a Facebook page, and we’re hoping for a respectable turnout. And for the weather to be nice, as expected.
The Pangea Day folks have released a new trailer which seems to include portions of the 24 films that will be shown:
In 2006 Jehane Noujaim won the TED prize for her wish “to bring the world together for one day a year through the power of film.” Pangea Day is the realization of that wish—a global event with thousands of screenings in homes, fields, stadiums, and, like at Rowan, auditoriums. In these public and private spaces people will come together to get to know each other, to learn about each other, to celebrate each other in ways that only film can provide. Photographs and video that we take at the event will join those from around the world, adding Rowan, its students, and the South Jersey community to a world-wide text that encourages openness, curiosity, friendship, and hope.
Here is here 2006 TED talk: