One Day On Earth To Film Life In Every Country This Friday 11-11-11

One Day On Earth, an online community with the unique mission of helping document the World’s Story, will be filming in every country in the world this Friday, 11/11/11, for the second time. Last year on 10/10/10 they did the same thing, shooting footage everywhere on earth on a single day to edit together into a documentary film in order to create a better perspective of our global community through video.

One Day On Earth, an online community with the unique mission of helping document the World’s Story, will be filming in every country in the world this Friday, 11/11/11, for the second time.  Last year on 10/10/10 they did the same thing, shooting footage everywhere on earth on a single day to edit together into a documentary film in order to create a better perspective of our global community through video.  The feature film from 10/10/10 will be screened in every country of the world in late February 2012 along with hundreds of short films shot on 11/11/11 and it’s not too late to get involved!

One Day On Earth has partnered with the UN, Red Cross and over 60 NGO partners to make both the screening and this Friday’s event happen.  Kiyo Akasaka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, says, “This is a new step for the United Nations in aligning both online and offline public information efforts in a truly global way.  Our partnership with One Day On Earth has grown from an experimental film project to a collaborative communications movement.  This type of large scale event was a natural evolution for this partnership.”

According to a press release, “The producers of One Day On Earth are encouraging media creators worldwide to join the online community and take part in the 11/11/11 event as a way to continue the worldwide documentation of culture, events, and issues.”  You can find out more about how to get involved at OneDayOnEarth.org.  If you can’t take part this year, not to worry—the UN Development Program has pledged to support this initiative annually until December 2015.

The film that was shot on 10/10/10 (trailer above) will screen all over the globe next February.  It will be the largest worldwide film screening to ever take place.  Brandon Litman, Co-founder and Executive Producer of One Day On Earth says, “It is an honor to be the first film screened at this magnitude.  As a grassroots project pitched to the UN a year and a half ago, this truly shows how an idea can grow into a global experience.”

Kyle Ruddick, Founder and Director of the project says, “While the film identifies the common threads that connect us all, it also celebrates the diversity that is a part of our unique individual nature.  The film contains a message of hope, but also a strong call-to-action for positive change on issues that face both the global and local communities.”

Here at Social Times we’re huge fans of the One Day On Earth project.  I absolutely love how this project has united filmmakers around the globe in an effort to make our world a little smaller and show people what is happening all over the world—not in just a few countries but in all of them!  I can’t wait to see the 10/10/10 film and I encourage as many people as possible to get involved in this awesome project!

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.