One Day on Earth - Help Document the World's Story.
One Day on Earth is an "online community, video time capsule, and a film. It explores our planet's identity in the attempt to answer the question: Who are we?" The motion picture trailer for One Day on Earth gives me chills every time I watch it. It also invokes a gigantic smile and a glimmer in my eyes. You know that feeling you get when you deeply understand you are connected to everything and everyone on the planet, even if momentarily? One Day on Earth takes crowd sourcing to the extreme. On 10/10/10 over 60 non-profits and over 16,000 people filmed untold stories about the human experience in every country in the world. One Day on Earth is now editing a feature film to "deepen our understanding of our planet's people and cultures" and inspire change.
The One Day on Earth project also created an online geo-tagged Global Video Archive that is available for anyone to search and view. Watch the Video Map Trailer below to get a taste of the wealth of the 3000+ hours of footage that is searchable by topic, keyword, popularity and location in the archive. If you are a registered participant you can even use the shared footage to edit your own story about this one day on earth for non-commercial purposes (with credit). Truly amazing.
I can only think that it's the rise in popularity and accessibility of HD DSLRs that makes a global project like this even possible. The expanding grassroots worldwide community of filmmakers will be documenting one day across all nations again this year on 11/11/11. As members of the creativeLIVE community, we can take this opportunity to build awareness of the issues each of us is most passionate about (and practice our filmmaking skills).
Did any of you document your One Day on Earth last year? Do you plan to participate this year on 11/11/11? If so, what story did or will you tell? Let us know in the comments!