Friday, December 7

Connecting Cultures Through Film

pangea-day.jpgNokia has just announced it’s global partnership with Pangea Day, a project created by TED Prize winner Jehane Noujaim. The aim of the organization is to create a greater understanding among different people and cultures through the power of film. On May 10, 2008 - Pangea Day - they plan to broadcast a live 4-hour long program of “powerful films, visionary speakers, and uplifting music” to sites in Cairo, Dharamsala, Kigali, London, New York City, Ramallah, Rio de Janeiro, and Tel Aviv. In addition to the physical sites, the program will also be broadcast live to the world through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones.

Nokia is able to contribute to the cause by distributing video-enabled phones to aspiring filmmakers in disadvantaged areas and conflict zones around the globe. With this technology, marginalized peoples are empowered to create and share their own stories with the world.

Pangea Day

by Jeff Squires

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