One Day On Earth Launches Historical Video Map Of The World On 10/10/10

Watch amazing video footage from all over the world on 10/10/10 via One Day On Earth's new archival video map. Watch videos from the Giza Pyramids to Antarctica!

Back in July we introduced you to One Day On Earth, a project that set out to document a single day on Earth with video from around the globe shot on 10/10/10. According to the project’s Executive Producer, Brandon Litman, “The world showed up in a big way on 10/10/10,” and you can now watch all of the videos from every country in One Day On Earth’s new historical global video map.

According to a press release shared with me by Litman, on 10/10/10 “Participants, ranging from teenagers using mobile phones to award-winning cinematographers with HD cameras, filmed their perspective as part of a collaborative effort to create a more accurate picture of life on this planet.” The archive of videos, which include footage from all over the globe including the 65th anniversary of the Workers Party of North Korea, scenes from the Galapagos, the pyramids of Giza, Mecca and other heritage sites around the world, scientists showcasing research in Antarctica, and more.

One Day On Earth is similar to Ridley Scott’s and Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Life In A Day’ YouTube documentary project. However, One Day On Earth started all the way back in 2008 and is intended not just as a documentary, but as a huge global video time capsule, a global online community and a feature length film to spread awareness and take steps towards global change and understanding. One Day On Earth has partnered with over 60 non-profit organizations, the United Nations and Vimeo in their mission to spread global awareness and bring together everyone on the planet, if only for one day. And much of the video content from this project seems to have more of a humanitarian, scientific, political or ecological twist than the Life In A Day submissions.

The video archive just went live last week at and viewers can easily navigate and search the world by topic, location, keyword and popularity. You can also search by “Staff Likes” and “Causes” at the top of the map to narrow down the selection of videos.

I get really excited by these types of initiatives. I think that web video has changed the world irreversibly in so many ways and one of the biggest ways is that it has made the world smaller by allowing us to explore different countries and cultures without having to pay for an expensive plane ticket. The One Day On Earth archival video map serves as a great platform for viewers to explore all corners of the globe, to see what different countries look like, what different languages sound like, and how different cultures celebrated life on 10/10/10. And if you wish you’d taken part in this amazing project don’t despair. One Day On Earth is planning a comeback on 11/11/11.