Jehane Noujaim starts a global day of film

The wish

Pangea Day

The winner

Jehane Noujaim

The year


I wish to bring the world together for one day a year through the power of film.

The plan

Develop “Pangea Day,” a day which seeks to help people see themselves in others through the power of film. Create partnerships that enable the films to be viewed internationally, on the internet, and on mobile devices in many languages. Plan an extraordinary lineup of speakers and musical performers to host and accompany the film events.

Current status

On May 10, 2008, millions gathered to watch Pangea Day, a 4-hour program of short films from around the world interspersed with inspirational talks and global music. Public events were hosted around the world, and films were viewed by thousands in 105 countries. So far over 1 million viewers have watched the first 20 minutes of Pangea Day on YouTube. Pangea Day's total number of YouTube views is approaching 8 million.

Get involved

  1. Watch and share Pangea day films
  2. Learn more about Jehane's Oscar-nominated film, The Square

Jehane's bio

2006 TED Prize winner Jehane Noujaim is the gutsy filmmaker responsible for Control Room, an astonishing documentary about Al Jazeera's coverage of the Iraq war and the contrasting notions of truth expressed in the US media.
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