I learned of the Global Oneness Project at the Ecocity World Summit. This group is traveling around the world interviewing people that are transforming our connections to community and the Earth. The filmed interviews are then posted online for free sharing.
“We’re sharing the stories of creative and courageous people who base their lives and work on the fundamental understanding that we are all connected and thus bear great responsibility for each other and our shared world. Our living library of films is available for free from our website or on DVD for events and educational use.”
The interview with Bob Randall, an Australian aboriginal elder, is really compelling. This elder lives next to Ayers rock and speaks about the “oneness” and our relationship to the land.
I also just learned of Pangea Day, a 4-hour, 24-film festival that’s slated for May 10. Pangea Day aims to bring the whole world together through film. The 24 films uncover our connections despite our borders and differences.
The idea for the event is that of filmmaker Jehane Noujaim who won a $100,000 Ted Prize grant that made this vision possible. More than 2,500 short films were submitted for the project and these have been winnowed down to 24. There will be live viewing opportunities around the world, and there’s a map on the site to help you find a viewing spot near you. I hope to get out and see them.