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One Day On Earth … The Movie

April 20th, 2012

For One Day On Earth: A family on a road side Afghan camp in Pakistan. Photo credit: UN Development Programme via Flickr/Creative Commons

For the first time ever, a movie has been made featuring video from every country in the world — and all of it was all filmed on the same day!

The movie is called “ One Day On Earth ” and it will be shown for the first time this Sunday, April 22, in honor of Earth Day  — a day when everyone is encouraged to do something good for the Earth.

All the footage for “One Day On Earth” was shot on October 10, 2010 (10/10/10), most of it by thousands of regular people like you, in 192 countries. Over 3,000 hours of video in 70 different languages was submitted to the organizers to edit into the movie. But “One Day On Earth” organizers said it was a nailbiter. They had to scramble at the last minute to make sure they got something from the country of Congo!

Even if you can’t get to the theaters it’s being shown, you can explore their great website , and get a glimpse of what it’s about from the short video below.

One Day on Earth – Motion Picture Trailer from One Day on Earth on Vimeo .

The organizers of “One Day On Earth” describe their ambitious project as attempting “to tell a story of the entire world”. In an article in The Christian Science Monitor  newspaper they added, “I hope the message is that the world is this enormous, beautiful place that we have to take care of … (and that) people feel interconnected.”

They did the same thing on November 11, 2011 (11/11/11) which is also being made into a movie. And they invite everyone, including you, to pick up your video cameras on December 12, 2012 (12/12/12).

They ask, “If you have one message you could put in the world’s time capsule, one story that you could put in the record of history, what would it be?”

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