First film ever to include footage filmed in EVERY COUNTRY ON EARTH -- ON THE SAME DAY
A new feature-length documentary film -- the first to include footage filmed in every country on earth captured all on the same day, and created with the help of the United Nations and an international community of filmmakers --is to debut on Earth Day, April 22, 2012 at screenings in more than 160 countries worldwide.
Four years in the making, “One Day on Earth” is a video time capsule of one day – 10 October 2010. More than 19,000 filmmakers, both professional and novice, contributed 3,000 hours of footage. The project, headed by Founder/Director Kyle Ruddick and Co-founder/Executive Producer Brandon Litman, donated video cameras to more than 95 UN country offices, which resulted in unusually intimate access, including footage of remote villages of Papua New Guinea and Abyei, a district of South Sudan with a history of border disputes. The UN has extended their logistical support of the project through 2015.
Featuring music by Grammy winners Paul Simon and Tinariwen, Fela Kuti, Sigur Rós, and DJ Cut Chemist, “One Day on Earth” captures a dazzling array of human experiences, from the birth of a newborn in Mongolia to a woman who collects clocks in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. The film fluidly links how crises confronting the world – from the water shortage to poverty – connects us all and offers rarely seen images from life in North Korea, Iran, and Kosovo. Beyond the film, the project has established a community platform of filmmakers worldwide and a shared public archive of video footage. The film has been financed by an array of sources, including significant support by the Ford Foundation's JustFilms initiative.
FREE PUBLIC SCREENINGS
On April 22, the film will screen for free in more than 160 countries, including several World Heritage sites, such as Australia’s Greater Blue Mountains Area, a children’s hospital in Portugal, and at CERN, the world-renowned particle physics research center. For a full list, visit www.onedayonearth.org/screening. In the US, the film is screening at the UN General Assembly to an audience of 1,800 among other locations. The project is also utilizing Tugg, a startup web-platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local theaters.
About One Day on Earth
One Day on Earth began in September 2008 as a new media project to create a unique video time capsule, global online community and feature-length film—all from participant footage captured during the 24-hour period of October 10, 2010 (10.10.10). The project is a shared public archive hosted by Vimeo, and its social network is powered by Ning. One Day on Earth also works closely with dozens of non-profits and NGOs to document important social issues, holding annual global collaborations. The full press kit, including the trailer and additional material can be viewed and downloaded here: http://www.onedayonearth.org/pressroom.