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A Day Late and a Dollar Short.

Okay, maybe I&;m a day late and a dollar short (maybe two...okay six)  but this is cool.  If you&;re like me, possibly this event slipped past you also.  What did I miss?  Pangea day.  The explains:

"Pangea Day helps people see themselves in others by bringing millions of people together in the cities of Cairo, Dharma, Jerusalem, Kigali, London, New York, Ramallah, Rio de Janeiro and Istanbul with a live screening in Sultanahmet Square.

  The entire program will be broadcast in seven languages to millions of people worldwide through the Internet, TV and mobile phones.

  During the four-hour event there will be 24 short-length film screenings titled “24 Short Films by People Around the World for the World.” The event will kick off at 9:00 p.m. and it is free of charge."

Pangea day is broadcast internationally.  explains it&;s creation:

"the idea for Pangea Day -- a one-day global event celebrating film -- was born back in 2006 when filmmaker Jehane Noujaim won the ">TED Prize, an annual award granted at the TED Conference that includes a $100,000 cash prize along with the ability to make a wish that will change the world."

Fear not, through the magic of modern technology we can still experience it.  The first 20 minutes of the Pangea Day event: (actually, 25min... but bear with the first twelve and take especial note of Carl Sagan&;s "Pale Blue Dot"...enjoy.)  BTW, there&;s much more at .

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Published

May 11, 2008 - 1:10am

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